Tag Archives: Aikido

Mateel Aikido 25 Anniversary

Tuesday - 23 November 2010

Mateel Aikido celebrated 25 years of training on November 20-21, with Frank Doran Shihan. Black belts arrived from as far away as Alaksa, Oregon, and all over California. There were 49 people on the mat training at the Beginning’s Octagon in Briceland!   Some of the Sensei’s relaxing a bit!     The potluck was […]

Time Keeps on Slippin’

Friday - 29 October 2010

I missed spring, summer and most of the fall. It is now winter, with rain and gray days, running the generator way too much as there isn’t enough solar to keep our small system going. I haven’t been off the land to town in over 44 days now! Thank the goddess for internet as it […]

May into June Allergy into me

Monday - 14 June 2010

I didn’t mean to abandon my blog. Again. I do have some beginning posts of content being organized that I plan on adding either here or in my other website, www.creationdreams.net, when it gets updated to WP. So in early May, Russel’s sister Carol, came to visit, (May 5-9) and Russel was running back and […]

Randy Foster – RIP

Friday - 28 November 2008

Randy Foster caught his last wave Tuesday November 25 at Shelter Cove.   Gone from mystery into mystery Gone from daylight into night Another step deeper into darkness Closer to the light ~ Bruce Cockburn, Closer To The Light Wave on wave of life Like the great wide ocean’s roll Haunting hands of memory Pluck […]

Russel’s 60th!

Thursday - 13 December 2007

Russel also turned 60 on 13 December. I started the day with a few balloons and a small gift of books, then later, another gift, a watch which he has been wanting. Then we went into town for dinner at Rene’s, and it was exceptional. Fresh Rock Cod on truffulled mashed potatos.. ummm words do […]

Russel’s 4thDan Aikido Demo

Sunday - 25 November 2007

Thanksgiving weekend Russel received his 4th Dan rank in Aikido at a workshop at the Beginnings Octagon. Here are a couple of pictures, which don’t really capture the movement:    

Aikido and Russel

Sunday - 31 December 2006

Russel has been profiled this December by his Aikido Association – www.ai-ki-do.org. This is the profile:   Russel Wisby, 3rd Dan Mateel Aikido, Redway, California Division 2 How I started In 1974 I took a defensive tactics class at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka. I was looking for a self defense class and […]