Shohei Juku Aikido Canada
September, 2005. Number 9
Continuing On With Renewed Energy
The short summer went by so quickly. How was everyone's summer? Did you all enjoy plenty of sunshine? The weather isbeginning to show a touch of autumn as we see the leaves around us changing.
Autumn. In this season, there is a Japanese song that I always think about and often find myself singing.
Aki no yuuhi ni teruyama momiji Koimo usuimo kazuaru nakaniMatsu wo irodoru kaede ya tsuta waYama no fumoto no susomoyou
(Fiery red are maples,Spreading over the mountains,Gleaming in the sunshine,Dark and light in autumn tints,Red and yellow maples, and evergreens so tall,Brocades of nature, charming is the fall.)
There are a lot of major disasters happening around the world now. Every day many people are losing their lives as aresult of them. What can each of us do as a member of society during such a difficult time? As always I believe we canlearn to have a greater appreciation of the blessings of Mother nature and we can also make every effort to be kind tonature, animals, and the people around us.
"Like a spring wind, treat others with gentleness. Like an autumn frost, treat yourself with severity"
In the past I received these words from Suganuma-sensei and lately I think about them again.
Letters from members
The night wind has been cooling down as we pass theBon festival. The warmness of the blanket also was a
Thank you for the summer greeting card! It was very
nice feeling especially during the past few days.
nice to hear from you.
The time I spent in Canada was truly a treasure to me.
We had a baby boy!
Meeting Tama-sensei, learning about Suganuma-sensei,and practicing with the wonderful Aikido members; it's
Every day goes by so fast with diaper changing and
because of this valuable time there that I was blessed
feeding. I am still at a loss whenever he doesn't stop
crying. But when I watch his sleeping face I feel veryhappy and content and at the same time I have a strong
When I didn't know how to handle Shion and when I
sense of wanting to protect him from any problems in
wasn't happy with Sun's help, I tried Ten-kan. As I held
Shion I started to feel relaxed and began to see myself,who I couldn't see well earlier. Aikido is great. I once
There seems to be a lot of war-related stories around
again realize that. Aikido is not about a martial art but
this time of the year. Every time I hear and see those
about a way of living your lives. Right now I can not
sad stories I strongly hope the world will never again
attend classes but my heart is at Trout Lake practicing.
be a place where my son has to go to war. What can Ido right now to ensure this? As a new mother, my life is
The seminar season is coming soon. I imagine you will
busy right now but I seriously think about this. I'm not a
get busier but please take care of yourself. I wish you
politician but I would like to at least be able to express
It is really hot here! I miss the nice cool Vancouver
It seems the lives of your Aikido members are
Excerpts from "Hoboseifuu" by Morito
changing. I would like to visit you very soon, and bring
Suganuma (page 8-9)
my son, Shion.
Please send my best regards to your husband and Sho-
"Men of today know everything yet they are too
ignorant about themselves."
By Arnold Toynbee
I will stay fit and keep working hard!
Sometimes we say "Look how he dresses despite his
age!" or "How foolish of him at his age to do such athing.".
It is easy for us to observe and criticize others but whenit comes to ourselves it is difficult to do the same.
There is a saying, "One man's fault is another's lesson".
At the entrance of a Zen temple we often see signs thatsay "Kyakkashouko" or "Kankyakuka".
These words simply mean to place your shoes neatly asyou look down on your feet. But it also implies to lookupon ourselves before criticizing others.
This reminds me of our Aikido founder MoriheiUeshiba Sensei who used to say "Aikido is a martial artof self improvement".
Health information about muscle soreness
muscles feel, take the next day off or go at a very slow
and how to treat pulled muscles
pace. Do not attempt another intense workout until thesoreness has gone away completely. Most competitiveathletes exercise at low intensity during recovery, rather
1) What causes Muscle Soreness?
than taking days off; this makes their muscles morefibrous and resistant to injury. If you're not interested in
Your muscles should feel sore on some of the days
competing, you can take one or more days off until
after you exercise. If you go out and jog the same two
your muscles feel fresh again.
miles at the same pace, day after day, you will neverbecome faster, stronger or have greater endurance. If
2)What's the best way to treat a pulled muscle?
you stop lifting weights when your muscles just start toburn, you won't feel sore on the next day and you will
Muscle pulls are a hazard of exercising. The immediate
not become stronger. All improvement in any muscle
treatment is RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and
function comes from stressing and recovering. On one
Elevation. Stop exercising immediately, apply an ice
day, you go out and exercise hard enough to make your
bag wrapped in a towel on the injured part, wrap a
muscles burn during exercise. The burning is a sign that
bandage loosely over the ice bag, and raise the injured
you are damaging your muscles. On the next day, your
part above the heart. Remove the ice after 15 minutes
muscles feel sore because they are damaged and need
and reapply it once an hour for the first few hours.
time to recover. Scientists call this DOMS, delayed
After a few days of rest, you can start a program of
onset muscle soreness.
massage and stretching.
It takes at least eight hours to feel this type of soreness.
The only drugs that have been shown to help heal
You finish a workout and feel great; then you get up the
muscles are anabolic steroids or beta agonist asthma
next morning and your exercised muscles feel sore. We
medications such as clenbutarol or albuterol. Anabolic
used to think that next-day muscle soreness was caused
steroids can have dangerous side effects and are illegal.
by a buildup of lactic acid in muscles, but now we
Clenbutarol and albuterol appear to be safe in the low
know that lactic acid has nothing to do with it. Next-
doses that are required to hasten muscle healing, but
day muscle soreness is caused by damage to the muscle
have not been approved by the FDA for this purpose in
fibers themselves. Muscle biopsies taken on the day
the United States. You can take pain medicines such as
after hard exercise show bleeding and disruption of the
ibuprofen, but they do not speed healing. They may
z-band filaments that hold muscle fibers together as
make matters worse if you mask the pain that warns
they slide over each other during a contraction.
you not to use the injured muscle. Cortisone-typeinjections block pain and reduce swelling, but they may
Nobody really knows how these hard bouts make
actually delay healing. The most effective treatment is
muscles stronger, but the most likely theory depends on
rest. You should not exercise that part of your body
the fact that hard exercise damages muscle fibers. Then
until you can do it without feeling pain. When you
other cells release chemicals called cytokines that cause
return to the activity that caused the injury, start out at
inflammation characterized by soreness (pain),
reduced intensity and duration, then gradually work
increased blood flow to the injured fibers (redness),
back up to your normal program. Stop immediately if
and increased flow of fluid into the damaged area
you feel pain.
(swelling). The damaged muscle cells release tissuegrowth factors to heal the damaged muscle fibers, andif the athlete allows the muscle soreness to disappear
ealthy Recipe : Ar
tichoke-Wild Rice Salad
before exercising intensely again, muscle fibers becomelarger and increase in number by splitting to form new
1 16-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
fibers. If the athlete does not wait until the soreness
2 cups cooked wild rice
goes away before exercising intensely again, the fibers
2 6-ounce jars of marinated artichoke hearts, drained
can be torn, the athlete becomes injured, and the
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 small sweet onion, chopped1/2 cup chopped cilantro or flat parsley
Next-day muscle soreness should be used as a guide to
1 teaspoon chile powder
training, whatever your sport. On one day, go out and
pinch cayenne, to taste
exercise right up to the burn, back off when your
muscles really start to burn, then pick up the pace again
and exercise to the burn. Do this exercise-to-the-burnand recover until your muscles start to feel stiff, and
Combine all ingredients and chill.
then stop the workout. Depending on how sore your
1. Please pay the monthly fee in the first week of the
Regular Dojo schedule starts
month at the front desk of the Trout Lake Centre. Ifyou are going to drop-in, please show your receipt
Saturday Kids Class starts
to the instructor each time you drop-in before theclass begins.
October 28 – 30 Uchideshi Seminar at Nikkei
Center (Mr. Katsuhiko Suganuma)
2. If you arrive late to the class, please do the
stretching exercises before starting keiko. Pleasemake sure to do this especially during cold weather
Annual Membership Fee
We have started collecting this year's yearly
3. If you are planning to miss classes for a long period
membership fees in January, 2005. For those who still
of time due to the sickness, trip, moving, transfer
haven't paid, please do so asap. $50/yr (To Mike Boyle
etc., please let us know in advance.
or myself) Thank you.
4. We are always looking for various articles. The
topics can be anything including Aikido, friends,work, and hobby. Our dojo newsletter welcomeseveryone's input.
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