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Morning Class went through the entire test with Rick. It all went pretty well. Although there were some issues with Yokaman Uchi Shiho Nage. We worked on it for a while. I think that I have it pretty well. There are definitely a lot more details to work on for all of the techniques, and I can see where there are details that I am missing here and there. I know that this is part of the stages of learning Aikido and that we can not get all of it immediately. Rick said that he thought that I was doing wonderfully and was definitely at 4th Kyu level.
Sensei set my test date for Thursday the 26th. This is one class away! Egads! Sensie also stated that he will be calling for some Ukemi at the end of my test in addition to the rolls demonstration.
Evening class. Worked with a variety of people. It went really well during basics class. It gave me a chance to work with some different people on the stuff for the test. It was good getting some feedback from some of the sempies on what I was doing especially on Yokaman Uchi Shiho Nage. Stayed for the first part of the second evening class and worked with Noel on almost the entire test. Lots of work on Ikkyo and Nikkyo. It was good. Learned that there is a lot that a blackbelt can do to make you not want to move when you are trying to get out of the Nikkyo pin. My wrist is still a little on the tender side.
Sensei and Noel both worked with me on the making the nikkyo better, and sensei gave me some pointers to work on it the shiho nage also. It was a good class. I am a little worried about the test on Thursday, only a weapons class between now and then. I am planning on getting there a little early and working on going through the test with Rick before class starts. Wow……