2011年5月23日月曜日

itty bitty gi

K does aikido twice a week (work permitting) so there is usually a white gi hanging up to dry somewhere. (To the uninitiated- if your darling starts a martial art start saving for a new washing machine, those stiff white tops are brutal on the poor machine and trust me, not washing them is not an option...)

This weeks washing is a little different though:


Lots of gi. And itty bitty gi to boot. K took Meg and Amy to aikido with him on Saturday. I used to do karate and sometimes muck around with Meg showing her my (utterly unco-ordinated) roundhouse kicks. I have to do it now as she will cease to be impressed as soon as she sees the real thing! K does not muck around doing martial arts with them as he takes his martial arts very seriously (he has also done judo (high school) and kendo (elementary school) and does taichi, too.) When Meg said she wanted to do a martial art though K suggested aikido as it is not as violent as karate and Daddy knows what he's doing so can help her out.

Where Meg goes Amy has to go to so off all three of them went.

And came home fast asleep.

Meg had had a ball and spent Sunday raving about shita-harai and ue-harai and pretending you are holding a ball and using a stick and and and... she is sold and wants to join.

I asked Amy if she had fun and she sighed and said she thought she would stay home next week as she was a little tired by the end and she is only five still and anyway, poor mummy at home all alone must need someone to stay with her.

So I guess I'll pack up the ittiest bitty gi for the time being and the washing machine will breathe a small sigh of relief.

4 件のコメント:

Nay さんのコメント...

awwww Meg is going to love it! I really miss doing Karate...

I have already told Naoki that when Leilah gets a little bit older I would love to put her into Karate lessons to see if she likes it.

Gina さんのコメント...

Meg starting aikido sounds great. And with K knowing all about it, since he does it too. He can probably really help her. Or at least they have a fun new hobby/sport they can share. : )

Little Matt さんのコメント...

Now that's really cool.
I've gotten back into fencing myself, rapier this time.
But Aikido was always tempting to learn.
It's great that Meg and K can share that.

thefukases さんのコメント...

Nay- I loved karate, too!! Do you think you'll go back to it? What with the injuries and the time commitment and all I can't see myself doing it again though.... never say never though!

Gina- they are having a ball and I think K feels better about not having a son, hey? ;P

Matt- glad to hear you're fencing again. You'll have to take on Meg with her aikido stick, huh? @_@ K reckons aikido is the perfect martial art to grow old with so never too late to start!