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Sensei still hasn't opened the dojo yet, but since we're nieghbors out at the beach I had the opportunity for him to throw me into the water a couple of times. The water there stays very shallow for quite a ways. We just got to a spot where we were ankle deep and he proceeded to throw me. The throws we were doing resulted in breakfalls. It was great because it has been along time since I had done any breakfalls and the ankle deep water was a fantastic cushion. no matter how hard he threw me, or how bad my ukemi, it was quite painless. After several throws I started to feel more comfortable and better at breakfall ukemi. I think I would like to try more on the mat when we all get back to the Dojo.
It sounds like we're going to have a few more bodies on the mats this year. The more the marrier.