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Creation Date: 11-11-2004 06:05 AM
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In General Bouncing Tanto and Bench-pressing Uke Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #26 New 10-26-2004 12:00 PM
Aiki-Log -- Class #23
Thursday, October 14, 2004 -- 7:00pm

NAKAZAWA SEMINAR -- DAY 1
I enjoyed watching, but I really wanted to be out on the mat! I attempted to take good waza-notes, but his style is such a blend of other things that I don't have the right words. I'm going to have to buy the video for reference.

I realized right away that things were different when I had Norbert sempai and Dr. Phil sempai (both from the black-belt deep end) start working together right in front of me. They were really having trouble! Everyone was on similar ground, it was all new.

BOUNCING TANTO
During one technique demo, one of our 3rd kyus was uke. The attack was a tsuki with tanto. Sensei stepped off the line of attack, pivoted and blocked / struck at uke's wrist. Uke's tanto flew straight down to the mat and bounced straight back up (uke wasn't supposed to lose his weapon). The great part was that he caught it with a very sleight movement while sensei continued the technique! If you weren't watching closely, you wouldn't have even noticed! Even better… it's on tape! That one ranked 8.75 on the "snort-laugh scale".

BENCH-PRESSING UKE
On another technique, Dr. Phil (big-n-burly) was working with one of our 6th kyus (small and sleight). Dr. Phil was shite and was supposed to do some sort of a judo-like sit / fall / roll / throw to get uke to go up and over. It didn't work out that way and disaster was pending. Dr. Phil was lying on his back and uke was headed for a back break fall right across his face. In a moment of quick thinking / panic he intercepted uke by bench-pressing him up and over his head to land on the mat instead of his face! 9.25 on the SLS Unfortunately, this didn't make it onto the tape since they were only recording Sensei's demos, not everyone practicing.

Aiki-Jeff
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