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Well it was a Wednesday class again...
I arrived at 18:20 as usual and no one was there yet i was shortly met by knuckles and followed by Rene.
knuckles opened the Dojo and we spilled inside and got changed, Rene commented that my gi is not looking so pink now yet that doesn't change the fact that it still looks pink does it!
We chit chatted about his new business venture and how he will be going solo and making a website and all that.
I sat at the side of the mat whilst Rene warmed up. Knuckles just sat by and we all waited for yoda to get ready and take the class, I was surprised as Yoda never takes a warm up. In walked in new kid of about 9 years old and his Dad and then Knee in ribs guy to my dismay.
yoda walked on the may and we all kneeled down and did the usual bows.
Then we rocked backwards and forwards shouting and did a usual warm up.
The first technique was an entering technique, but a back stretch.
Then an ikkajo technique followed by a turning ikkajo where i was unfortunately paired with the dreaded sharp knee man of doom, who incidentally must have been sharpening them as every turn to the ground felt like being impaled in a stake through my side! I tried explaining this yet this seemed to anger him and his eyes bulged in his head and he carried on doing the same thing over and over.
After this I got mind freeze again and had no clue what I was doing and could perform no technique after this properly. I seem to get this when we are watching techniques and after this I cannot do anything afterwards. The dreaded mind freeze of death where you stand on the mat looking and feeling completely stupid annoying everyone as you cannot grasp a basic and easy technique which you have done over and over!
At the end we sat down whilst the black belts did a one on one with a jo staff which was great to see as kick boxer guy slammed people into the mat with his muscles and no Aiki at all and the rest where good!
At the end of this Yoda called up the little 9 year old and made the 9 year old kid. Yoda had the jo staff and the kid grabbed the staff. It was wonderful to see as when the kid rolled he made a very nice cracking sound in his Gi and just showed every one that they need to relax when doing the technique.