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Fukakusa Sensei is doing his annual visit to my dojo and it's always instructive and illuminating to see him in action. Not to mention humbling . I feel like a beginner all over again because I feel like there are so many things I'm simply not getting as I've never been that good a visual learner and there are most certainly a bunch more things I don't even know I'm not getting.
I was lucky to be partnering two guys who are actually a lot better than me the last two sessions though so they caught more of the subtlety of the movements and helped me try and discover those aspects.
We did a lot of moves where we had to slip to the side very slightly. Just enough to "enter". And I found a lot of the time I wasn't either raising my hands up at the initial movement in a sword hand movement to protect myself and meet the attack just before sliding slightly to the side.
Either that or i was simply not "entering" deeply enough so that I was close enough to launch a response that came from my centre.
So many things, so little time....all I can say is I hope I remember to drill these little movements as without the followup practice, it's all going to fade away fast.