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I had a whale of a time today during intermediate class practising with a visiting shodan lady from hawaii. She was good and as the rhythm was up, I was bouncing off the mats and she was gentle enough so that I didn't bounce too hard off the mats . The instructor came around to tell her not to throw me too hard just before we started I think cos he finds I'm extra-sensitive to pain! Yeah, clearly I need to look more fragile and ladylike so he doesn't have to go around posting warnings .
Actually come to think of it the most fragile and ladylike girl in our dojo is the fiercest on the mat plus she has great ukemi and an amazingly flexible body. The rest of us gals are lambs compared to her.