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Woo! Just got done with my 5th practice. This was another fantastic class. This time there were a lot of new sempai. Great to meet new people who can teach me new things! We also had two new people start today, so I guess that makes me someone else's sempai. Not that I have very much to teach.
Today was my first practice to use any sort of weapon. We did a few jo staff techniques - throwing people who grab your jo and throwing someone coming at you with a jo. Very cool. Very fun.
I did a bunch of front rolls in class today, most of them sloppy. I do think I'm getting better though, but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna be pretty sore tommorow. I hope not too sore because I'm planning on going to practice Thursday night.
I'm finally starting to get into the swing of things, however basic my swing may be. Sensei actually said that I did something correctly - several times! I'm finally getting to know how to stand opposite my partner and how to do the basic footwork - not great, but I don't feel quite as clueless as I did when I started.
I still need to do the techniques kinda slowly, but I'm learning to speed things up a bit. A couple of the people I teamed up with today went through the motions pretty fast. That was scary and fun. Mostly fun.
I'm looking forward to my next class. I just hope I'm not TOO sore tommorow.