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CatSienna's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 03-03-2005 12:13 AM
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  #29 New 08-05-2005 10:03 AM
Today I was the only gal in the class and ended up with two very nice guys to partner whom I've never practiced with before so it was fun. First guy was much taller than me so I had problems doing the kokyu move where one simply steps aside from a wrist grab and lifts arm over and drops it on him. When one is distinctly shorter it just doesn't work so the instructor came over to tell me that I had to draw him down to my level or jump up to his if he refused to move.

Second class he had us try out hip throws which I've not done before. So yep, I've survived my first hip throw. My partner was quite accurate and tended to hold onto me a bit so I certainly had very soft landings. But before I had a chance to try it out as nage we switched over to modified ones where nage goes down on knees and the uke then rolls over instead of being thrown. Much easier and at least I was getting more used to the general idea.

We also practiced rolls a bit and I'm learning to get my left side a bit straighter. I just have to remember not to turn too much before rolling on that side to keep my rolls straight.

Friday's classes really do get quite interesting as a lot of the moves we've done I just never done before plus I often practice with people I've never worked with before including the guys and that's important I think to keep me learning and experiencing new ways of working.

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