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First time in a dojo in many years, and I have to say, it felt real good!
I'm back at home now, enjoying a beer and applying ice to both wrists... and grinning like a maniac. BTW, wine bottle chillers are great for wrists.
It's interesting; I'm having trouble with ikiyo (we were practicing katatatori ikiyo), but nikiyo seemed to come back to me much more clearly. I really need to focus on ki direction and capturing uke's center; I focus too much on the externals. Intellectually, I know better; on the mat, I forget.
Kinetic memory is odd,eh?
Forward rolls were not too lumpy, but my back rolls were pathetic. Guess I need to move the furniture in my living room and spend some time rolling around .
I can't wait to get back on the mat. I wonder if I'll have time to go Thursday after my daughter's end of the year band concert...
PS. day after analysis: clearly I need to spend more attention conditioning my getting off the mat muscle groups...