I’m restarting this blog. It’s not a skateboarding blog anymore. I write enough about skating on my main blog. This is going to have more to do with aikido and associated endeavors.
In January I got my “Shodan” rank – 1st degree black belt – in Aikido. It’s considered a beginner’s rank. I’m supposed to know enough now to really start learning. One way you learn is to start teaching. I’ve been teaching out kids class for 5 or 6 years now, and it seems now I’ll be occasionally teaching our regular adult class as well.
I’m exploring some ideas and reading outside of Aikido as well. Things to just try to improve myself. I think that if I’m going to teach, I need to be a better example.