Thursday, March 27, 2008

Aikido is Cool

First off, let me apologize for not posting in a very long time. Life has been busy and I've had other projects that needed my attention.

One thing that has been happening, though, is I'm trying to get back into shape. I've managed to do a light workout every morning for a month, and I think I've lost four pounds.

Part of what's driven this is that I miss doing martial arts. Years ago I studied Seidokan Aikido. I loved it! I never got my black belt or anything, but I did study very seriously for a couple of years, and even did some student teaching.

Anyway, I've been missing it and I've been trying to get myself back into shape so I can start doing it again.

On a whim, I hit YouTube and did a search for "aikido." I found some pretty cool stuff. I just did the search again today and . . . oh . . . my . . . word. This guy, Anthony Yates, 6th Dan in Yoshinkan Aikido, is amazing.