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Sunday, August 7th, 2016


Ok Leia. Now roll!

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

160710purplebeltSensei Crystal presenting me with my purple belt.

It’s funny, because most of the kids who get purple are 12, and after they’ve had purple for a while, they start going to the grown-up class.

But I’m a little short for that. I guess I’ll just keep training.

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

160626purplebelttestMy purple belt test. I passed.

At the end of the test, the senseis all left to deliberate about the results and told me I was in charge until they got back because I was the highest ranked student.

I was good at that too.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

160622studyingforaikidotestNoah and I reviewing our test sheets to see if there’s anything we want to ask Sensei. My purple belt test is coming up.

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

160612henryinaikidoHenry went to aikido with me.

Woah! Good job Henry.

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

160515throwingnoahFor this exercise, we have to throw our uke so that they land right on the square.

Nailed it.

(You okay Noah?)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

160504waitingforaikidoWow. We got to aikido so early the dojo was still locked. I guess there’s nothing else for it but to sit and read.

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

160424rollingoversarahSo, (eek) all the students had to practice (eek) their rolling OVER ME.

You’re not supposed to haze your sempai!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

160323senioraikidokaWe line up with the least experienced student all the way on the left to the most experienced student all the way on the right.

Guess who that is all the way on the right?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016


Suare waza is hard. Good thing I have young knees.

Ikkyo to the Sensei!