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Creation Date: 08-13-2004 08:36 PM
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Entries for the Month of August 2003

In General Adjustments and break falls Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #8 New 08-30-2003 11:28 AM
Finally the dojos open again and it was just sensei and I. We worked on a few adjustments to step up to the next level. The adjustments were suttle but made the techniques more fluid due to the ability of takeing uke off balance much easier and making his energy flow to where you can feelit better and utilize it better. It is a hard thing to express in words but it is a powerful thing to feel during the technique.

Many times I have been told to start from the sholder and slide down to the wrist in a munetski attack. I always was unable to do this. During this session I tenkaned so I was slightly further from the uke. This change in distance allowed me to aim for the arm first the slide down to the wrist without crowding myself. Catching the wrist after sliding down the arm did two things. One: When catching the wrist, my energy helped in drawing Uke's energy forward more than he wished. This took uke off balance with no effort from me (other than the effort it took to catch his wrist in the proper manner). Two: This breaking of his balance in such a way enabled me to execute the rest of the technique with little effort due to the more rooted stance I was in, all because I grabed the wrist properly.

We worked on moving into a pin with Ki. Sensei showed me how tense I was while moveing into a kneeling pin. This is something we were working on in the seminar as well. It was a good reminder.

At the end of class I got sensei to throw me into a few break fall ...More Read More
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In General Wet break falls Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #7 New 08-16-2003 11:23 AM
Sensei still hasn't opened the dojo yet, but since we're nieghbors out at the beach I had the opportunity for him to throw me into the water a couple of times. The water there stays very shallow for quite a ways. We just got to a spot where we were ankle deep and he proceeded to throw me. The throws we were doing resulted in breakfalls. It was great because it has been along time since I had done any breakfalls and the ankle deep water was a fantastic cushion. no matter how hard he threw me, or how bad my ukemi, it was quite painless. After several throws I started to feel more comfortable and better at breakfall ukemi. I think I would like to try more on the mat when we all get back to the Dojo.

It sounds like we're going to have a few more bodies on the mats this year. The more the marrier.
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