Two weeks is a long time between classes for a beginner. Felt I was getting into a good rhythm before the break. Not so this week. Had a harder time with Wednesday's class than before the vacation. Not only was I all arms and legs, but I was grateful for the short rests while sensei demonstrated the next technique.
Problem techinques: Katatori menuchi iriminage. And variations. Evade a shoulder grab, lead the attack in a circle, then an about face and the attacker goes flying. Or something like that. Looks doable when it's demonstrated, but my mind went blank when it came time to actually do it. Hope I don't get attacked any time soon. My fumbling technique would actually help the attacker.
Didn't go to Friday's class. Too much snow, wind and cold--even for an aikidoka.