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We FINALLY got to do tsuki kote gaeshi Not very fluid, but, hey, that was the first time I actually got to practice catching a punch. Could have done that a lot longer.
Weapons class was cool. John taught it. We did ikkyo and nikyo with bokken (after killing my knees with squats).
I enjoyed ikkyo and nikyo...though I wasn't very good at them... John said it's a good thing I don't live in feudal Japan...
We did shomen uchi bokken dori kokyo nage. That one was fun. I worked with Josh (by this time, Jeremy's sunburned back was hurting so he had to take a break). Then we did shomen uchi bokken dori shiho nage... that was way cool, too.
We worked on one thing where you smack the tip of their bokken aside and lung for their throat...and then when they tried it on you, you'd go under their swat and sidestep to get inside their bokken. Worked with Josh again on that one.
We finished up with shihogi (I think, anyway), with two attackers. Enjoyed that one, too. I'd like to see it done with more attackers (but we hardly have enough people who know what they're doing to do that).
Had my first near injury today. During ryokatadori kokyonage with sensei (remember my rolls form the right side? That is, they are horrible? Yeah...) it was alright for the first one when I rolled on the left side, but when he threw me on the right side, I messed up my roll (before I hit the mat) so I almost did a handstand... And then I did it again...and again...
Three times and sensei told me to slow down (and he slowed down, too) and after that it was better. Maybe I just had to warm up or something, but it was really lame...
I feel pretty bad about it... Why can I roll on the left arm, but not the right? It's driving me crazy. Most of the time I can tell what I'm doing wrong and work on it...but not with the roll! Sometimes I collapse my arm, I know that much, and I try to keep it out there, but it tends to stiffen. Arg! I'm gonig to stop thinking about it so I don't get worked up
Anyway...going to go look for a bokken and jo next week, if not this weekend. I'm worn out from tonight...and extra hour can make a big difference! Until Tuesday, then...