Today at the Aikido exercice I’ve been practicing with among others a girl who doesn’t speak Swedish. Before I continue I’ll shortly try to describe Aikido for those of you who arn’t familiar with it. Aikido is a martial art that – to quote Wikipedia – can be categorized under the umbrella of grappling arts. It is very much about redirecting rather than opposing attacks and the techniques involves alot of holding each others by the arms or by the clothes.

When practising a technique today she kept saying ”Grab me!” and I had a hard time not to smile. Either she didn’t see anything funny about it or she liked seeing me struggle pretending it didn’t move me, because she kept repeating the phrase a lot. Tomorrow my facial muscles are going to ache from excessive exercise.