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ok so i'm typing 1 handed cuz the other one is on ice. hot & sweaty class, i didn;t even close the window b4 warnups. worked ikkyo aal night & once again sensei liked my suwariwaza, even better than my standing, at leasy on the omote, i don't recall him taking ukemi on my ura.
jiyuwaza i hear him hollering something which finally sinks in as "don't do the technique untill your hip is touching uke's hip.
well, why didn't he tell me that two months ago,or tow bloody years ago? Nancy said that one of the yudansha said neither of us was ready to hear that two months ago. i just barely heard it at all tonite but wow,when it sunk in...
i definit;y consumed the wrong caffeine tonite, usually i have a red bull but tonite i took a diet pill, big mistake.
worst momrnt of the evening-sensei calls me for variations, he wants threee from yokumen. huh???? thatt's not on my test, and i don't think i was ever taught nore than threee and we really only ever practice shihonage so of course ib froze up. Charlie took me aside after class and showed me what I really should have been able to figure out, the same entry is used for all those thechniques that start with k that are on the test that I have thoroughly programmed now. and my uke practiced with me and promised he'd not be so hard on me during the test but he willl definitly give me strong attacks.he's gonna be a hell of a sensei some day and I am so glad we are encouraged to give & take feedback to each other regardless of rank. all my kohai have given me good feedback & advice.
Sensei says we are alll doing as well as can be expected and he expects we will all do fine. Sensei knows best.