The regulars have been vaccinated, so we are getting back to doing taijutsu. It does feel good to be rolling around again. New students or old ones coming back are welcome. If you have been vaccinated, that’s great. If you have not, we will all wear masks and use hand sanitizer.
During the pandemic, we have greatly increased our repetoire of aiki weapons. We have learned all 15 of Saotome’s kumi tachi, and Saito’s kumi tachi and kumi jo 1 through 5. We have also learned a couple of bokken kata. Hopefully we will continue to work on these as well as the tai jutsu. It was interesting learning new stuff, though really there are not a lot of totally new ideas, more variations on a theme.