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Today we started with something new. It was Morote Dori Kokyu Ho, but nage pivots only 90 degrees instead of 180, still facing the same direction as uke, then goes for his elbow and performs ikkyo. We did omote and ura. The interesting thing was that after such Kokyu, if you raise your hands, you can move in front of uke and perform that technique, if you drop your hands, you can do the same from his back by targeting the other hand. So Morote Dori gives both options. Then we did the same (going in front and back) performing iriminage - the main difference is you go for uke's neck instead of elbow. The point was that you can choose from these techniques and move in both directions. Then we did a technique starting with Yakute Dori. You point your fingers ourside, thumb points upward and move it in circle over uke's hand so that thumb points down. Then you can perform either iriminage or ikkyo.
My uke was Mike and this time he was throwing with more energy. I had to use back rolls in some cases. That's very unusual. I found Mike to be the most careful nage. Probably he feels I can handle that now. I guess that means progress.
I checked my attendance sheet. Sensei (most probable person) marked all the days of seminar as class days, so my test day will come sooner. Well, to me that does not matter anyway, but it's nice he pays attension to my progress.