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Ron Tisdale's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 05-19-2004 12:52 PM
Ron Tisdale
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Entries for the Month of April 2004

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  #21 New 04-19-2004 01:38 PM
Two really good training sessions this week.

The first was with Kirisawa Sensei and the Kenkyukai folks on thursday. Really good practice, hard, non-stop. The softer stuff is coming more naturally now, but I'm still not relaxed enough, and you can still tell that I don't maintain connection as uke enough when they do stuff I'm not familiar with. A lot of tenkan as opposed to the kaiten they often do, shomenuchi iriminage ura, really waiting for uke to 'lose their hips', katatedori kotegaishi, turning the hand back into the arm instead of the angle I'm used to. The suwari waza shomenuchi ikkyo went very well for me, and the knee only hurt a tiny bit, and not much swelling at all. Because they keep such a good connection as uke, it felt really powerfull on both ura and omote...but I could feel a bad habit of not controlling the elbow creeping in too. Gotta watch that. The jiyu waza went exceptionally well...even when exhausted!

And the liquid bandage stuff works like a charm...someone's toenail cut my little toe, and I bled like crazy...but after putting that stuff on, I didn't even have to bandage my toe for my Saturday 3 1/2 hour session. That was a really good practice. I spent most of the last two classes working with one of the Doshinkan forth dans; learned a heck of a lot. Gotta get in better shape though...my breath control is not where it should be. I did manage to forget some stupid stuff that should be habit by now, but I'll just keep working on i ...More Read More
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