Yay I survived!
On arrival I met Sensei in the car park, and he asked if I'd be ok with suwari-waza
I said yes, as it's less far to fall
but was wondering how my knees would cope, having done very little on them since my last class in '06...
Fortunately my legs, feet and ankles remembered what to do and moving about was ok, although seiza felt harder to maintain at first as the blood drained out of my legs instead of circulating as it should
Sensei took pity on us all and we also did some tachi-waza
Ai-hanmi iriminage was my worst technique - it's partly a style change thing, I know perfectly well how
to do it UKA style but my body still tries to default to previous versions! My favourite was a moving ai-hanmi nikyo - uke virtually puts the technique on himself
Halfway through class my hakama started to fall down
Next time I must remember to tie the tapes much tighter, as they do slacken off once I start moving!
Today I ache (not unexpected) but it's a good
ache, not an injured one
Everyone was great in the class and I really enjoyed it
Looking forward to the next one!