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I asked Ryan if I could record the class and he said he had no problems with it.
We went over Yonkyo and Nikkyo, then combined them, and worked on transitional flow.
We started with Yonkyo and it was his first time doing it. It took about ten minutes and then he got it, and he got it good. He utilized the pressure point on the arm so well that I'm sure I will have bruises tomorrow.
After working Yonkyo for awhile we then worked Nikkyo. I showed him how to do Nikkyo and put someone on the ground and then submit them.
Then I discussed transitional flow and I explained what the purpose of this lesson was. I showed him that I could manipulate him to go where ever I wanted and end in submission on the ground or up on his feet.
I then let him work on combining Nikkyo and Yonkyo. Nikkyo down, Yonkyo up, then Yonkyo down with sword cut into submission.
It was a normal class, but today Ryan told me that he is starting to see the connection to the techniques. I remember seeing the techniques for the first time. I dont mean seeing what they were, but actually "seeing" the entire connection. It was an eye opener; an epiphany.
I am so happy he has finally had the epiphany that will lead to him improving his martial arts more so than ever. This guy has experience and he has knowledge already, but to hear those words from his mouth made me proud.
We also talked about how Baylen has made his yellow belt already. Yes, It took Baylen two months to get his yellow belt. Our club minimum is three months, but I believe is a student has the knowledge, then you promote him. He has the skill and knowledge for a yellow belt.
I do not hold my students back, nor do I push promotions. Will he be ready for Orange Belt in three months, I have no clue. I only know he needs a lot of work to be an Orange Belt and it's my job to get him there as a teacher.
Until next time.... this is the only Idaho Shin Shin Jujitsu instructor sighing off.