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Chuck brought another friend today, but John wasn't there. Makes seven students tonight.
I got a book today with my Barnes and Noble gift card I got for graduation. Got Best Aikido by Kisshomaru and Moriteru Ueshiba. Since we're going by the book (literally), sensei said that was a good one to get, since it will help with my still bad knowledge of terminology.
Started off with katate dori something. Not sure what it was...where you pull your hand down to break uke's balance and then make a big circle putting your arm under their chin to drop them. Since John wasn't there, I demonstrated with sensei. Fun as usual.
It's funny how I can see peoples personalities when we're practicing... My sister, for example, seems afraid to hold on at times, and afriad to fall quite often. So, I go slower with her. With Chuck...well, if my sister is limp, he reminds me of a hawthorn bush...angly and stubborn. And if my sister is limp, then Jeremy is a jellyfish minus the stingers. I did some throwing with him (just a katate dori tenkan nage or something) and he flailed around until I told him to stay a bit more firm. He was then able to throw me without having to use his other hand to push me. Anyway, enough judgmentalness...besides, it's good to train with different people...it wouldn't be any fun if everyone responded the same way.
We also worked on some two-handed grab to the gi stuff using the same movements from the first waza. That was fun, though I had this nagging sense of doing it wrong. Well, that happens every time I do something for the first time, so that didn't come as a surprise, really.
Ended class with some kokyuho from sitting. Got do to that with my sister...it's one of her favorite things to do. She wanted me to try holding her there a bit longer to see if she could get out of it. I did, but she didn't quite. But it was fun. After class Josh and I did our usual shomen-ushi irimi-nage and shomen-uchi ikkyo.
Man, I'm still dizzy from all my rolling around. Did more than usual tonight. Well, got another graduation to go to on Thursday...so unless we start a third class on Saturdays this week, I'll be back on Tuesday. Time for a shower!