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Brrrr and still we had class. Yay. Ron started with some Ki exercises but then he switched to a free form bokken movement for about ten minutes. After that I was really warm. We practiced in a circle because there were only six of us and 4 of the six are over 55. Wow, to put that down on paper sounds old and we are really young.
Ron had us circle up and then demonstrated throwing, using only one arm. We each went through using just the right hand then again with just the left hand. So fun. Then we did some double uge: great fun and a great work out.
When I started teaching I asked the class to get in a circle and then I asked Charlie to come and slap both my cheeks. After a vigorous minute or so he was unable to clap my cheeks so I got in the circle and he was then nage. We went around the circle twice until everyone was winded and happy. It is amazedly hard to slap both cheeks at once and uke trying to slap nage gave nage great energy to work with.
Naming techniques offered us a slower pace to get our wind back and wind down. As usual, the weight of the world sloughed off my back in class. After class Ron and I spent another quiet night of our lives together in peace and warmth.