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On Monday there were 4 of us training. We worked on munetski (sp) koteroshi (sp). Sempai reminded me how to make the turn to roll uke onto his stomach once he is on the ground. Turn hand holding koteroshi towards knot in belt of Uke and walk around following the turning hand. Uke will have no choice but to turn over on his stomach.
Sensei was helping me smooth out my Kote-giashi. The throw from a step and grab now comes from the downward energy during the enter. the joint lock itself is now merely a guide. Stability is still maintained after the turn into kote-giashi. This, I see, could end in a fairly high fall for uke if a lot of energy was given to the nage.
Sensei was also testing my ability to handle Ukemi supprises. He would throw me with a different technique out of the blue to see if I could adjust. Intrestingly enough during my ukemi I merely let my body follow the technique, reguardless of what we're doing, so if the technique does change in any way my body does the adjustment all on its own. I find the key to this is to stay as loose, and light, as possible.
We did Randori with sempai and I attacking sensei. It was a very fast randori and I was quite pleased to see that I am arobically getting fitter. After two sessions of randori I wasn't trying to catch my breath. In fact I felt like I could go another couple of rounds.
Been having a little trouble with my left knee since I banged it on the mat throwing myself to show a new student something. It feels ok once it is warmed up, but it stiffens up the next day. I also have some shoulder pain mostly in my left shoulder. I don't think its from landing on it during ukemi. My rolls seem solft and I can maintain unbendable arm during the rolls. I think its a little brusitis. It to goes away once I'm warmed up, but stiffens up the next day. I think the more fit I get the less my shoulders will bother me.
I'm looking forward to Wedensdays class. My back feels about 98%, my flexability is improving, and I don't seem to need to take breaks to catch my breath any more. Life is good.