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Aiki-Log -- Class #15
Thursday, September, 16, 2004 -- 7:30pm
John Parks Sensei didn't teach at all this week. Wednesay's class (which I couldn't take ) was taught by Marcus Schoon Sensei. He normally teaches on Mondays, which I can never attend due to scheduling conflicts. I was bummed bad enough before I found that out. Now it's even worse. I've never had a chance to meet or learn from him and I probably won't get another chance any time soon.
I got a chance to practice a bit at lunch time yesterday. I was helping a newbie friend prep for her 9th kyu test. We were in a parking lot working on various pivots, strikes and techniques. She was wearing stiletto heels and a mini skirt. I don't think we caused too much of a traffic jam.
Norbert Jaeger Sensei took over for last night's class.
100% of the class time was dedicated to test prep! This was great since I finally got a chance to work with a couple of 9th kyus. They're a couple in more ways than one... they're married. I've worked with him a few times, but never with her. We worked on the four toshuwaza that are on the 8th kyu test. I haven't done those in a very long time so I was glad to get a chance. I did fine on the #1 variations, but the #2 with a pivot and tenkan was giving me trouble. My footsi-waza needs work.