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Taught one of my best classes yet...at least as far as demonstrating technique, and being able to explain what I do. Only two students, but what a blast! And I was still feeling sick, too.
Covered shiho and happo giri, stressed doshinkan movement leading with the front knee, pushing with the back knee through the kata, along with keeping the hips square. Was able to get one student cutting more with the hips, and another smoothing out the transitions from stance to stance, and increased his speed by about double.
Demonstrated six to eight types of kaiten nage from one hand grasp, gyaku or aihamne. Taught 3 to the outside of uke with shuffle or xstep in pivot, 3 to the inside of uke with shuffle or xstep in under your/uke's wrist, body change.
Changed the atemi to the body, shoulder or arm for the class so we could actually feel the unbalancing effect, instead of to the face where we can't really land the strike. Stressed locking the shoulder with the open step / xstep hand over the knee, then aligning the bones on the atemi, so that it could be almost placed in contact, then very small movement to yeild strong unbalancing. Used what I learned from Okabayashi Sensei to intensify the atemi.
Open step or xstep in body change, atemi, leading hand over the knee, was off-balancing uke almost immediately. I was able to throw the larger, better trained uke from that point if needed, or continue on with the technique. Using the basic movement elbow power 1 to maintain the off balance before the pivot/body change, keeping the hand in front of my face, then [hand to foot] and [foot and hand move together] on the classic xstep back kaiten worked well. Using Kondo Sensei's stess on the hand shape and the realationship of thumb to little finger made a huge difference on maintaining the connection during the initial pivot after elbow power 1.
1st -- breath throw after entry
2nd -- pivot breath throw after entry
3rd -- classic kaiten with xstep throw
4th -- classic kaiten with pivot, shuffle throw. Works both outside of uke and inside.
kokyuho dosa -- from seiza ho and standing.
Tenshinage ichi and ni, and included the new one with atemi to side of neck...worked like a charm. Sumi otoshi / ude osae. kokyuho 8 and 9. Used 10 as well from standing in freestyle. Was able to maintain the connection and off balance Norman! Felt really weird to be so relaxed, yet everything seemed to be working.