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Connection in weapons class:
Tonight we worked on a paired practice based on steps 8-11 of the 13 count Kata. It was really neat. For the first time I felt the connection with someone in sticks class. It helped a lot that the someone was Noel. He is so awesome to work with. It was really neat, the flow was there, the connection, a feeling of being connected to him even though we were not connected physically to one another. For just an instant I could understand that there was a connection before there was movement even. It was great, then we traded partners and it felt a lot more like a normal weapons class in which I tried not to hit anyone with my stick!