addtl. weapons training?
maybe senseis everywhere will pick up lassos as extra weapons for training (with) us students!
maybe cowpies would make good practice for breakfalls -- step on one wrong, take the fall, but make sure you land right AND miss the cowpie on landing!
then again, dodging dried cowpies instead of strikes may be good practice for the "just get out of the way" (tenkan) moves!