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Went back to ACNJ Tuesday night, hope to go tonight but work might prevent. Really good class last night. Worked some new versions of shihonage, kaitennage, a lot of tenshin nage, iriminage some kokyu nage. Also did one hand grasp, face thrust. Felt much more relaxed and comfortable. Again, everyone was very welcoming. The one hand grasp face thrust was with a yudansha who provided really great shite/uke training time. I was able to concentrate on form and focus, and he picked right up on what I was doing and came back with the same. It was a really good feeling.
Ryote mochi, kaiten nage was pretty interesting, xstep or shuffle step in -- stepping side hand goes high, other hand to uke's thigh, xstep in, body change, xstep back, etc.
Ryote mochi shihonage, 45 degree pivot, off stance hand cuts up on inside of uke's wrist, shuffle xstep or pivot for shiho. I remember doing something similar in yoshinkan, but this was more of a retreating hip movement than a 45 degree pivot.
Ryote mochi, sumi otoshi ichi. Small forward evasion, cut to the wrist and elbow of the side you evade to. Have to be really carefull on the power with this throw for people who can't handle forward ukemi. Nice technique. Must be sure to enter and not just move to the side.
Got thrown with a nice combo osoto gari and koshinage. Start tenshinage, uke blocks, then kokyu nage, uke blocks, then body change again, xstep behind uke for reap, then throw over hip. Works well with our style body change koshinage. The shite was excellent!
Had one really perfect tenshinage during randori…uke did this wonderfull high flying ukemi as I entered strongly…probably the closest I'll ever get to doing anything like Utada sensei does. Instead of just turning palm down against the wrist for the top hand, I then moved to a soft but firm atemi to the side of the neck while maintaining connection with both hands. Uke rotated all the way around the bottom hand like it was a pivot point, going completely over the top. WOW. It'll never happen like that again…zanshin was a kick!