It’s been a great summer for me in many ways, not the least when it comes to aikido. As usual I have clocked several hours at New York aikikai and Aikido North Jersey. I cannot convey how much these places, and the people therein, have meant to me over the years – you know who you are Harvey, Steve, Sharon, Crystal, Jerry, Chris, Kazuko, Brad and all the rest! This summer I was honoured to surprise the ANJ summer camp kids and teach them the weapon form called “ki musubi no tachi” – what a hoot! They were great students, of course – Crystal, you are brilliant!
A side from the regular training, this year I finally managed to get some days in at the annual USAF summer camp. What a treat! So many classes, great people and friends, both new and old. It was VERY hard to leave early but I had a plane to catch.
I do love to come back to my home dojo, Lunds Aikidoklubb, though. As the summer schedule came to its end I was teaching the final two classes this week. The light from the windows filled the dojo beautifully so I turned off the ceiling lamps and decided to snap off some photos and videos while teaching. With those I mashed together a short video of sort – nothing fancy – as a token of my love for the place and the people there.
Maybe you will enjoy it!