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Well I arrived last night with a smile and a hope of a nicer lesson than Tuesday.
Jos was there already and getting changed. He looked over and gave me his usual little smile and carried on putting his Gi on. Brent looked over and gave me his "Cum mon wah" and carried on with the Jiu jutsu lesson. I was half way through getting changed and in walked long haired guy from Bosnia who we had not seen in a long time and we where very happy to see again. As usual we did a little jiu jutsu, this week we did ground grappling which is not my favourite thing in the world (As why would you get there in the first place?)and then they ended the lesson. The Spanish guy was there again and he joined the aikido group which made six people in total,nice lesson.
We started out with tai sabaki movements which I am not too keen on as Kata is one thing I hate doing, yet I went along with it and did ok. Then we did more movements which I knew this time as it was the one from Tuesday lesson and I am getting to grips with now.
We then all sat and Jos and Brent Sensei got up and he announced that we would finish off what we did not finish on Monday, fear and flashing lights of pain flew through my body "Yonkajo"!!!!
We started out again with the two we did on Tuesday where we initiated the attack and went down into ikajo and then into yokajo and then into the arm break move.
The pain for me was unbearable.
We then went on to the same type of thing but we turned out into the yonkajo technique.
All the way through my arms throbbed with pain and in the end i moved over to Jos and we trained a little less painfully and more with care on each others arms.
At the end of the lesson Brent Sensei gave us his thoughts on the class and gave a very strange speech where he said that we should all lead by example not verbally to your subordinates as in showing technique but also in your own technique if you are pointing out mistakes then you should not show them in your own technique, this is not really respectful!
I like this lesson as I know this speech was to some one in the class yet it was also a kind of future reference to me as a new student in his dojo.