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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 11:53 PM
One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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  #9 New 07-24-2003 02:17 PM
...and there's gonna be trouble. (Hey la! Hey la! My Sensei's back!) --- Everybody sing along!

Actually, there wasn't *that* much trouble. He was merciful, and we had a relaxed class and practiced some lower impact rolls.

While our sempais worked on their 4th kyu stuff, Dave and I practiced Ryotedori Tenchinage for the very first time. Up until now, I had only ever watched it be performed by my sempais for their 5th kyu test. I think having seen it so many times before definitely helped me catch on to it easier (perhaps subconsciously).

Notes to self on Ryotedori Tenchinage - remember to:

re: First movement
-swing lower hand out more to the side than straight forward to "stay at the edge of uke's power"; roll hand outwards at wrist (as always) to facilitate this
-go deeper on first step out the side in order to account for taller ukes (such as Dave)
re: Second movement
-roll wrist of upper hand out and around slightly as I bring it down over uke
-time stepping in: wait until uke is more off balance by the upper hand movement first
re: Ending
-settle solidly with arms (instead of that tired flopping thing I was doing with them out of exhaustion

Now, if only I can make this a habit!
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