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So, I had my wisdom teeth out two Wednesdays ago...so instead of getting to go to class on Tuesday, they wanted me to work since I had to have the rest of the week off for recovery... So there go two...and then this week they had me work on Tuesday again (for some odd reason)...today I had off but they called and asked if I could come in. I said no.
And I was glad I did. Class was fun tonight.
Did some riokata dori kokyuho to start with...I personally think that one's boring, but it's still useful. But then I fell with my heel under my tail bone and that hurt the rest of class.
We did shomenuchi sankyo kokyuho (I guess that's how you'd say it) next...I worked with Sam...that was a whole bunch of fun, because we both got it quickly and started going at a good pace. Amazingly, after two weeks of nothing aikido beyond some stretches and reading Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere (which is a great book), I was going awesome rolls and breakfalls tonight! I'm not sore from them, for once! (Well, left shoulder is a bit sore, from the end of class...but up until then...)
Did some jo stuff tonight. It was interesting, but I still prefer bokken.
At the end of weapons class we did kokyudosa again...I worked with Josh and he said he wanted to try to get out of my pin...so I said be my guest. He got out of the first one, but when he tried to wriggle away, I managed to get a sort of arm bar on him where I was on top of his