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Morning Class, worked with Rick on test material. We worked on Shoman Uchi Nikkyo, and on Tenchi Nage. Rick says that I am doing well, I am not so sure as is normal for us at this stage of getting ready for a test. Sensei came by and said that he wanted me to show a little more marshal aspect in letting go of the Nikkyo pin and then demonstrated on both Rick and myself.
Evening class. Took my visiting friend Jay with me. It was a good class. I managed to smack my foot on the shoman when doing Kokyu Dosa at the end of class. The shoman is really hard, and my foot is now bruised. Sensei came over right away to make sure that I was ok, and then instructed Krista and I in how to apologize to the shoman. It was a bit embarrassing. Worked with Noel on Tenchi Nage, and had some instruction from Sensei that included the words, now that you have it work on making it beautiful, with one of his little grins.
A very good Aikido day, the workout was strenuous, but I seem to have made some progress toward the goal of being somewhat proficient for the test. The differences between myself and those that are higher rank than I am become increasingly clear, I see more of the little things that I would like to integrate, but seem to have difficulty remembering and then getting them into the technique that I am doing when I am doing it. I frequently even seem to forget to breath when doing a technique that I am working on.