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Worked with Rick went over my entire test again. It felt really good, maybe some of it is sticking. I worked with Don Penny after first partner switch. It was good too. I worked a lot on suwuri waza shoman uchi yonkyu . It was good to have someone else to play with other than Rick at that point, I changed a bit of the way I move for the yonkyu pin too. Working on remembering to keep my toes under my feet for all the pins. I remember working on that for my 5th kyu test too!
Also noted that this test is a lot longer than the other tests I have done in the past.
I need to get closer when I start doing direct entry on tsuki irimi nage. It made it a lot easier half a step closer. Don pointed this out, and demonstrated that you would do the blend from one distance, and a direct entry from another distance, and that part of what would determine which would be the distance from the uke to you. I will try and remember to mention this to Rick next time we train together and see if he agrees.