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Went to a visitation of another Dojo with the Brits, Sensei, and Noel. It was Frank Doran Sensei's dojo. His aikido style is different from Sensei Gambell's. It was a wonderful class though, got to work with a lot of people from Aikido West, and Sensei Doran came over and worked with me 4 times!! Wow! At the end Sensei Gambell made a b-line in my direction and came over to work with me on KoKyu Dosa! It was awesome!!!
Great Morning class. Worked on Kote Gaeshi. I worked with several of the brits it was wonderful. Sensei had me up for Uke twice in the class. It was great!!!! Once I got bonked in the nose as a demonstration of what openings we create when we attack! It was shocking, but I learned quick!
We also worked on kote gaeshi but when the persons other hand (The one you don't have in your hand) comes around to punch you. We worked on Kote Gaeshi on that hand. It was great worked with the Brits a lot! They are wonderful to train with! We then did Semi Tochi (sp) instead of Kote Gaeshi. You could feel where the same things were involved, but the different flows of each.
Evening Class worked on Kote Gaeshi again! I had been working on the boat all day and was dragging butt when I got there. We had 22 people on the mat, and there was a lot of energy to play with. We worked on Kote Gaeshi again, doing some of the same things, but this time instead of Kote Gaeshi on the second punching hand we just took it and spiraled it to the mat! It was amazing the two or so times that I got it even close to correct when working with Victor! The flow was amazing!!! Then we did Koky Nage. This was interesting, I was doing good at it, rolling when thrown by Nage, when the threw me. Then Barry got up for his second time, just as we made contact he said; "how about a breakfall then." Then he held my arm up on the final part of the throw!!! Wow, I did a breakfall well, (Nothing broken, some minor jarring on landing=well in my book). Then again on the way back through the line. Maybe even a little better on the landing this time! This was noticed by a couple of people that were amazed at my Breakfalls. I think it was kind of survival Ukemi still, even though it was all there in my body somewhere, and came out when it needed to! I was kind of amazed that it was so smooth!