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Creation Date: 03-03-2005 01:13 AM
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  #12 New 04-28-2005 01:12 AM
I felt very clumsy being nage yesterday, not sure why. I think partly I'm not extending enough sometimes so I fail to take uke's balance. And I practiced with two ukes, blue belts, who were very honest in their uke so it meant I couldn't move them unless I was doing it right which at times I wasn't. The "back" version of ikkyo, I didn't bring uke's hand down far enough when she reaches to grab my shoulder. I brought it only down to the waist level when it should go further down as I tenkan before I turn back towards her. And in the intermediate class, it's a kokyu ho movement in which I tenkan first and lead uke's attacking hand down then up over her head to overbalance her as she spins around, and I somehow wasn't leading it up over her head far enough so that she just kind of wiggled out from under it instead of toppling over. I felt very silly doing that. I also realised it's a hard move to do if you're not very tall like me although on this uke I should still have been able to execute it as she's not much taller than me.

My ukemi though is getting more normal back to what it was before the ankle injury. My ankle had been stressed over the weekend from swimming and lots of walking the previous week and felt sore but somehow during monday's practice it felt a whole lot better and by Wednesday it's very close to normal. The odd thing was that I couldn't quite remember how to do backward rolls on the left side! And I figure it's something if I don' think too much about I'll just do it but if I think then I won't be able to execute. My front left rolls are still crooked to the right and I don't know why. My right rolls are perfectly straight.

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