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John Boswell's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-26-2005 11:02 AM
John Boswell
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In General May 12th, back on the Mat! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #35 New 05-13-2005 09:36 AM
It was good to get back on the mat last night. Had a good class, reviewed what we're going to do for an upcoming demonstration and practiced reiyo randori (sp?) which is a good arobic work-out.

First thing Sensei showed us was a "one handed" Tenchi-nage he's been working on. He called me up to take ukemi, which kinda surprised me, and then threw me one handed... which REALLY surprised me! Same basic concept behind Tenchinage, but using only one hand. Have to have good connection though, or it won't work and becomes all muscle.

Sensei was stressing how important it was to really relax on this, and Tenchi in general. When the Uke locks down and has your hand/wrist very secure, you would be using muscle to try and move it. So instead, you need to move your elbow and redirect from there, get under the wrist with your elbow and then extend and project as nessecary (without a prescription Bad joke! LOL)

Anyhow, that was interesting, but I'm going to need more work on it for sure.

Next up, we did a two handed Tenchi but continued the blend and reversed the hands. You start the technique, and then half way through, the up hand starts down, down goes up, you continue the blending motion with the hips and do a full 180 degree pivot throwing the uke down. If the uke fights this, it only helps you throw them. Fun stuff.

Last part of class, we worked on the udi furi movement of ryo randori which I still can't spell. We took it slow, paced ourselves, concentrated on breathing, staying inside, not over-rotating, keeping the uke out in front of nage, and just going with the energy. It was also good as Uke to work on where to land when people are rolling around you. Fun stuff.

Anyhow, Celebration of the Arts is coming up, followed two weeks later by Kato Shihan in Houston, followed about 2 weeks later by heading to San Angelo, but that is not concrete, just a hunch that I'm planning ahead for.

Guess we'll see!
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