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Today my partner was Mariusz. I like training with him. Of course it's always fun to practice with a black belt, but in addition he has a lot of experience in other MAs I think. His technique sometime is on the edge of being called "incorrect" or at least "different" from what sensei shows, but it still the same technique. It's just mixed with his own visions and therefore has different flavours. We started with second boken suburi, then the same suburi with partner. Next was shomenuchi ikkyo. Mariusz showd me how to keep the partner unbalanced during the whole technique and it was really new to me. I did not realize that the move when you bend the elbow of your partner and move it towards him is circular. Besides sensei emphasized the fact that the first movement should be moving hand's fingertips inside so that later it's easier to move the hand to the side.
Next we practiced 3 variations of technique when uke moves towards nage, grabs either both shoulders or the wrist and you perform shomen responce by moving to the side and changing the forward foot and then neeling and taking your partner into a forward roll or throw. Here sensei emphasized the direction where we throw. After stepping to the side we should face uke at 45 degrees forming the triangle. That way it's easier to take his balance. Mariusz taught me how to roll from that strange position and saved me from a lot of pain. Before that the only way I could end up was a fall not very high, but still sometimes painful.
In the end I noticed that in my attendance sheet the day is already marked. I wonder if sensei did that and if yes then did he marked also the seminar days as usual class days? I did not. I'll find that out tomorrow.