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Kote Gaieshi from Shoman, and from Yokman, both the attacking hand and the other hand craftly captured with an atemi. (My atemi sure needs work. It isn't real, kind of like my playing with sticks, I don't want to bop people.) M was on the mat, I worked with her some, Noel did, Krista did too. Victor and Noel co-taught, and it was a wonderful class. I worked with Victor, and he also critiqued me on some of my moves when working with other people. I completely by accident managed to push an emotional button of someone on the mat. I was concerned about them, and said something that evidently had been said to them many times before. OOPS! Where I thought it was just a friendly concern it seemed to the other person to be a personal attack. Ykies! So I had one section of the evening talking on the mat with the person trying to explain that I was just genuinely concerned, and not taking a dig at them.
We also did Kote Gaieshi from Yokaman with a flowing block from the opposite hand, then directing it down and away from us and grabbing it with our other hand, and then Kote Gaieshi. It was so smooth a couple of the times that I did it.
Krista was back on the mat in her very flowing self, with amazingly bendable arms. I like training with her because we are absolutely opposites in so many ways.
Victor worked with me on my staying upright and not bending. I worked with M on the same thing. It was very interesting, degrees of difference.
After class tried to fix Noels DSL link with some progress. It was great as I got more history of the Dojo, and was able to talk to him about things that I worry that I am doing incorrectly in a mental way. He assured me that I was where I was supposed to be. Noel is a great sempie!