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Two classes in one entry, that is. My internet died after class last Thursday and I didn't think to write about last week until now. Can't even remember everything we did last Thursday. I know it was review, though.
One thing I do remember (because I loved it so much) was kata dori nikyo. Oh, man, that was so much fun! Enter, cut down on upturned elbow, tenkan, nikyo. I did it with John and he was showing me some ways to get out of the pin (though he knew how to keep me in one). I could have done that one all night. Well, until John demonstrated a different way to hold the arm (yeah, on me) and he pushed a bit too hard and my shoulder was sore the rest of class.
Anyway, today the judo class ran overtime, so sis and I did some jo practice in the back while waiting.
We started with ai hanmi irimi nage...that was was interesting. I don't think I did very well on it. I think I was too stiff.
Next we did morote dori ikkyo. I worked with Sam...and his elbows have about a 5 degree lienience with the bend. That is, his elbow will not bend unless you bend it "straight". It's weird...and it made it hard to bend his arm up so I could get the necessary leverage.
Still, the times I got it, it felt great and worked great! Sam was good at it, too, so he was doing some mat cleaning with me.
Then we did two where you cross step and make like shiho nage, but then you stop, turn, and enter behind, pulling them over. I worked with Jeremy, and he kept flopping around so I had to keep showing him how to do it, so I don't think he got to practice it much.
Ah well...No mishaps in kokyudosa today...except I was watching sensei show Jeremy some other suwariwaza behind my sister, so I caughter her by surprise with the one where you turn one palm up and grab their wrist and then cut down on the side of their hand (is that a version of kote-gaeshi? Little help here?). Heh, she said now we're even for the slap, though I wasn't even thinking of that when I did the technique.
As for the other two in this one, we're starting weapons class next week (an extra hour Thursday nights...so, again, two in one). I can't wait. I'll probably go look for a bokken and jo this weekend.