Aiki-Doh!-ka’s all fired up for the New Year, and can’t wait to start training again after the holiday break. Here are some of his goals:

1.      Learn to tie belt in less than 5 minutes.

2.      Be on time for class (See No. 1).

3.      Eliminate push-ups at beginning of class (See. No. 2)

4.      Wash dogi more than once a month.

5.      Learn to hold a bokken like an aikidoka, not a pirate.

6.      Learn to set proper ma-ai before bowing in suwari waza techniques.

7.      Master the difference between migi and hidari.

8.      Practice ukemi.

9.      Practice ukemi.

10. Practice ukemi.