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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 10:53 PM
One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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  #48 New 10-17-2003 11:05 PM
...because I'm way too tired and sleepy right now for much profound thought. Unfortunately, I've been fairly busy and haven't had a chance to do a journal entry for last night (Thursday) --- and it won't happen because aside from Jo practice and a bit of Jiyu Waza/Randori at the end I recall little else, most likely due to getting just 3 hours of sleep last night.

So I'm fading fast right now (as commendable as it is that I've held out for this long), but before I conk out completely, I'd better try to recall as much as I can from tonight's class. We began with Shomenuchi Kotegaeshi (Suwari Waza) --- in which (thanks to Sempai Jeremy) I need to remember to perform the technique with the rolling motion over to the side instead of straight downwards (as I'm in the bad habit of doing).

The rest of the night was devoted to defenses from Bokken attacks, such as:
Shomenuchi Kokyunage, Shomenuchi Kotegaeshi (Standing), and Shomenuchi Iriminage; after which, we did a few rounds of Jiyu Waza/Randori --- just an atemi to the ribs and while getting out of the way of Shomenuchi Bokken strikes --- mucho fun.

Shomenuchi Kotegaeshi - remember to:
- grasp uke's hand at the base of the thumb and bring right into centre; direct his energy around side of my body instead of trying to forcibly pull him around
- looking to the side will turn my body and consequently provide enough "safe" space between me and uke

Shomenuchi Kokyunage:
- need more practice "finding" taller uke's elbow consistently

Shomenuchi Iriminage:
- turn uke's chin back instead of to the side
- keep shin of levering leg right against uke's body during pin

*Yawn* --- goodnight folks!

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