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brendaf's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 05-14-2004 01:03 AM
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In General Class #2 - Forward Rolls Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #2 New 02-17-2004 04:23 PM
Feb. 9, 2003

Class focused on more moves. Hum…turns out I'm completely uncoordinated. He talked about trying to be "elegant." Certainly that would be the very last word that could be used describe the way I was moving. He makes it look so easy when you watch him. But, when I start to move, I feel like I have four feet, and all of them left. I did learn from last week to put long hair up. Much less painful when you roll over it and I left the dojo with more of my hair on my head and less on the mat.

We started forward rolls from a standing position (I'm sure there is some slick term for it, but I certainly can't remember what it is). This is one of those things that looks so easy when you watch it, but then when it's time to hit the ground, it takes some getting used to. It was pretty humbling and certainly made me realize how much work has gone into the moves that I watch those guys do. It would be great to see a little demo at the end of one of these classes on what it looks like when you know what you're doing - with advanced students and the instructor.

The highlight of the class is when the Sensei has time to work with me one-on-one. It makes everything much clearer (not to mention he's just so much fun to work with its easy to look forward to).

Still having trouble with the bowing when getting on/off the mat. Not sure why, but I feel like an idiot doing that. Probably something to do with being such a beginner it feels fake since I have no idea what I'm doing. I guess I better start before someone calls me on it and I get really self conscience.

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