Two site announcements and a preview of things to come. First, you’ll notice that our single posts now sport Twitter and Facebook buttons. Yes, it’s true. The dojo now has a Twitter account, AikidoJax. So for all you Tweeters (Twitters? Twitterers? Twizzlers?) who communicate best in 140 characters or less, you’ll receive a handy link every time we publish a new blog post. And if something we write tickles your fancy, tweet away. Ditto for Facebook, with one addition: I’ve spruced up our group page with one of our dojo graphic designs. And I’ve finally learned how to send out group events, so hopefully that page won’t seem so quiet.
Second, we’ve reached a milestone of sorts with regards to Google: We now have over 350 pages of unique content submitted, all relating to Aikido. As I look at my own past blog comments, I’m not entirely sure this is an event worth mentioning. But there it is.
And lastly, a quick preview. After Dee’s impromptu soft ukemi lesson on Saturday, I’ve been inspired to create a video series on soft ukemi, with Sensei demonstrating. On this score I have to agree with Lane Sensei — aside from a few well known practitioners, I think Dee has the best ukemi anywhere. And by anywhere I mean anywhere, not just Florida. So now we’re going to record it. Hopefully our students will use these videos to improve their own practice.