Battles With Boredom

September 25, 2009

Sinister Retrograde Chain Suck

Filed under: Health & Fitness,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 7:50 am

I’ve been trying to decide on my next mountain bike. I really like my old Tomac Six Shooter – a versatile, light, nimble all-mountain bike. However, for some of the trails I tackle, something a little heavier-duty is called for. (more…)

September 24, 2009

Koshinage and Sensei Flashbacks

Filed under: Aikido,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 7:52 am

Last night, fighting a cold, I led our weekly Wednesday night Aikido basics class at the dojo here. For the second week in a row, we covered basics of koshinage (hip throw), and did drills to help build leg strength, as well as to build the kinesthetic memory and response which enables one to perform a koshinage without having to stop and think about it. Koshinage has also always been one of my weakest techniques, as the transition to my weak knee has usually been an iffy proposition at best, so I can always use the practice. (more…)

September 11, 2009

Book Review: The Power of Full Enagement

Filed under: Aikido,Books,Health & Fitness,Personal — Peter Nikolaidis @ 10:06 am

I recently finished reading The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. As the subtitle indicates, “Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal.” (more…)

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