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Worked on getting off the line with a Tenkon in the beginning of Morte Dori Ikkyo. Hard to get that first step, and the first hand moves all right at the right time. Lots of timing issues on my part. Have to get in deep with the Tenkon. Learning also about how to get your partner to move forward, when you extend your arms in a spiral outward from you. Worked with Doug in Kokyu Dosa, we worked on grabbing hard, resisting hard, and moving from center. It is amazing how well this Aikido stuff works when you get even the smallest parts of it correct, and move from your center, and keep the connection. There is no effort in it if you can get to the place that you do it somewhat correctly.
One of the people that I was working with was way off balance in their technique, really leaning over too far, I could feel the lost of power as Uke, I wanted to mention something, but did not. Did not feel that it was my place. I learned a lot from it though I felt how the flow stopped, I felt where I could have stood up, and reversed the technique. I felt it, then made a conscious effort to look and see what it was. This was new to me, and gave me a little insight into why it was that some of the sempies liked to work with us newbies!
Sensei came by and worked with me with Maximum resistance. It was fun to work with him in this manner. It was so smooth like always. How does he get that smoothness in there? I know years and years of practice. Later he had three of the biggest guys in the Dojo all grab his arm, and he moved all of them around like they were not there. He explained that it is not strength, but technique, and that if you are using strength you need to look at your technique closer.
The end of class was good, I liked the circle tonight. It was good to be there with the people in the Dojo, to feel the good energy.