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What a week. I've always had the feeling of applying technique to uke. This week has been quiet though, usually only myself and Bob training so Sensei has been fine tuning us, going though things slowly and stuff. Mainly we've done kokyu ho rather than technique.
Then on thursday both Bob and I found that the feeling of applying technique had gone and has been replaced by a feeling of pushing a hand through very warm butter.
We were doing tenchi nage and I was searching for the applying feeling and Sensei stopped me and asked what I was doing, told me to stop and corrected me back into the warm butter feeling.
Thing is the warm butter feeling was making me think that I wasn't doing anything and that therefore Bob was jumping. Bob told me it was just as powerful as before though, Then we swapped over and Bob, to me, felt just as powerful but again he had the warm butter feeling rather than the applying feeling. So, like me, he changes his technique back into the applying feeling and like me, get's told off and corrected.
Que ten minute discussion with Sensei. Then kokyu which was fun because both of us were quite excited about being able to casually belt each other up and down the mat with no effort.
I'm confused as hell about what I'm doing differently though, I really have no idea. I can't even describe the feeling, I get a headache just thinking about it because it just doesn't make sense.