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Todays class was phenomenal. I went over all the series techniques, some disengagements from wrist grabs, and ground fighting.
While ground fighting, I noticed that it was easy to get him in the Guillotine. I then taught him how to get out of it. We went over the standing guillotine and the grappling version.
In all honestly it was the first time I have done the technique. I was grappling with someone last week and he got me in the move and I didn't have a clue how to get out. I looked it up on the internet and found how to get out of it. We practiced the technique and then went back to grappling.
It was fun. I realized that I need to teach him more ground fighting so that he can become calm on the ground. He tried really hard, which is a great trait, however, skill will be the victor over strength and agility any day on the ground.
So our next class will be specifically ground fighting and how to do moves, and reverse them.
The reason I titled this as "Padawan" was because I have made conotations that this student was created from "miticlorines". He learns so fast. I brought some people in today just to see how quickly he learns.
I taught him Yonkyo today and it was his first time learning this technique. After I taught him the basic move and taught him the pressure point that goes along with the move. He instantly got it, and was able to create so much pain that I went to the ground with ease.
After teaching him, I let him try it on someone that was watching and he didn't get the pressure point at first, but was able to get it after the second try which was amazing to me.
A lot of people put an emphasis on being amazed at the masters of Aikido, I think it's more amazing to see a new student able to learn from your teachings.
My goal is to teach people so well, that they learn it almost overnight. Of course you can't teach transitional flow or the feeling of energy overnight, but you can teach the techniques that will lead to them being amazing students once they learn to feel their opponents energy.
He is my Padawan, my student, and I believe that someday, if he continues his learning, he could become a Jedi Master with the ability to pass on knowledge to others and share the force.
That sounds funny after reading it back, but in all honesty, we are like the Jedi. We hold a code of conduct, we have kun, we attain the ability to feel energy that flows around us (Ki or Chi). We are in a sense, non fictional Jedi.