Re: The Topic I never Wanted To Post
Like you, I plan to operate an affiliated dojo in my retirement years. I'm going on my 5th year and know I have a long, long way to go but if I may offer a suggestion: work on blending and leading. Also avoid collision and try not to give your partner something to resist to. Go beyond the physical and lead their mind. Once you lead the mind, the body follows. These are the things that I constantly remind my self and they are hard to do.
At least, you have the luxury of training with a MMA friend. A chance to polish your technique.
2 cents from a newbie.