A Farewell and an Invitation

Some sad news and some happy news out of my Rec & Ed Aikido club. First, the sad news. After over ten years teaching the Rec & Ed club, our instructor is leaving Ann Arbor to teach elementary school in Vermont. I was fortunate to spend seven of those years as his student, and I …

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Under Pressure

"The key to being strong," Geoff said, his fingertips digging deeply into my side, "is to relax." I wanted to agree, but it was difficult with my subscapularis muscle stubbornly refusing to take his advice. Nor could I nod with my head secured face down in a padded loop. So I settled for an acknowledging …

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