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Sankyo morning class. Excellent class, Sensei had us work on Sankyo. He explained that Sankyo has to be very precise to work, and that a centimeter off is going to make it not work. It was great to be able to watch the demonstration of his Sankyo.
Worked on it with Niki, I was wounded shoulder, and she looked exhausted! We did ok on the whole thing though. I trained with Linda Foust, and that was good, learned a lot about trying the ura blend with the tenkan, stick out your arms, ukes arms fold around them blend thingy. That is really hard to describe!
Keep the grabbing arm low, at your belt, keep a good distance from the uke's elbow so you don't get popped, or if you do it is in the chest, not the nose. Use the arm to control the uke by having the joints locked, not pulling, or pushing. Twist the arm with the wrist locked as you cut to the outside….
Niki worked on my shoulder for about an hour after class, it feels a lot better!!! NIKI ROCKS!!!! She did tell me that I was not supposed to go to class tonight though as that would aggravate it, so I worked on the boat instead. Nothing that was going to fold me up as a pretzel though. M went to class and had a good time, her first time doing Sankyo.
Brion Toss called and said that he was coming down for the boatshow, and that he was going to be training with us on Thursday. That should be a lot of fun!!! Last time he was here it was a blast!!!