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Okay so last night at class I was working with a beginner on morotedori kokyuho. He kept asking, "How was that? Was that better? How did that look?" He was so concerned about doing it perfectly that he didn't listen to the things I was telling him about the technique. The deshi, who was teaching, came over and told him that he had another 900 million repetitions to go before he would get it.
He also talks through the techniques. Almost every step comes with commentary. This drives me bonkers.
Oh yeah, I've joined a women's touch rugby team. I've never played before or even seen a game. So far I've enjoyed the practices and will play my first informal "game" in November.
When our coach was talking to me, giving me instructions I said, "hai" when he was done. This happened a couple of times. I got a couple of quizzical looks, but I didn't bother to explain.