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Thursday class was as usual - brown/black belts were having fun with sensei, I was having fun by myself on my own
I did forward rolls. It seems after some point instead of improving it, it's actually goes down. I don't get the right feel and I have no idea how to do that right. Now after several month of explorations I can spot more that 50 details and how to do that, but collecting the right ones into the right sequence is really difficult. This already happened once with me. Technique is constructed, and you think you have got it, then adiitional detail and it's ruined and you have to build it again with a higher level of understanding. Oh well, I'm trying so I'll get it one day.
I did sitfalls as my sensei showed me last time and it seems to be easier. I'm really happy I asked him the other day about this.
Then to have some rest I did knee walking, then stepping to a side and keeping body and knot facing forward. The second part of the class I was doing boken cuts. Sensei came to me once and corrected the way I'm raising the sword. When Bringing it up, do not bring it too down since on the real sword there is tsuka which will hit your head. Stick it up. When cutting do not move the left hand after it reached your center.
That was it.