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We did a little of Ryote Dori Tenchi Nage (Both Wrist Grab heaven and earth throw.) Then we went on to Morote dori Kokyu nage?
This technique seems so easy, but the more I practiced it, the more that it escaped me. Working with a variety of people on it. When I was working with Victor, it was interesting that instead of his normal just stopping when I did something, he pointed out more of the things that I was doing wrong, and said "This is a really tough one, you will get it eventually." It was interesting to try and use my elbow to take away ukes center. The whole thing was probably the easiest looking throw I have seen so far, but seems to be the hardest I have attempted.
We pared up a little later to work on whatever we thought that we needed to work on. I learned how to Katate dori Shiho Nage- Oomote and ura. This is really cool! Sensei came by and corrected me and my partners several times, and I got to feel it as uke done by sensei. Pretty interesting stuff when it flows. I like this one a lot. It seemed a lot easier after Morote dori Kokyu Nage. That could be because it was my first time doing it though. They always seem easy the first time, before you figure out that you need to change everything a little or a lot…. Sensei talked about the relation to the technique empty handed, and the technique or using a boken or jo. This was very interesting, and I immediately saw the similarities between the two motions and hand positions.
After class worked a little with some of the sempies on Katate dori Shiho Nage. It was a really good class.
The weekends seem to be long stretches without Aikido…