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Mathew is back! It was couple of month since he was injured. Now his back does not keep him back from coming back to dojo Anyway. It's good to see him again and learn. He was teaching the class since sensei had some technical problems waking up early (I guess his alarm clock broke). Mathew explains techniques while he is showing them in every detail and it's really helpful in catching it if you are a beginner. He would be a good teacher.
Today my partner was Lucy. She is good in catching my errors and explaining them. As usual we did taino hanko, then morote dori kokyu nage, then some modification of ikkyo when instead of pushing the elbow with your inside handblade you push it with outside blade and finish in another pin (I don't remember tha name, but it when you keep uke's hand between your both handblades one on the wrist, the other on the elbow). Here have to remember that after stepping to a side as in ikkyo and reaching the wrist of uke, nage has to turn and then step, not visa versa. Then the same technique but instead going after elbow you go after the wrist and perform nikkyo. The first time Lucy did that, she forgot that I'm a beginner and did it very quickly Well the rest you probably know yourself... It was painful enaugh to make me shout (well maybe shout is not a good word, she was the only one to hear that, but I think she got it). She was sorry and we continued enjoying our practice. My right hand seems to be very sesible for nikkyo. Maybe that's some injury from my karate background which I did not realize? Anyway, nothing serious. Then there was kotegaeshi against ski. And we finished as usual with (ahh still can't remember that name!)
Overall - another happy morning at my dojo.