Nathan Gidney wrote:
However when sensei really tries to hit me, i better have studied the kata and learned to move correctly or risk getting clocked on the head. (never has happened in our dojo of course as sensei is very skilled at stopping inches from our face).
Ha! That's funny! When our Sensei hits us he generally means to drive home the motivation behind a certain movement. Sometimes it's a matter of motivating us to move correctly. Either way, I'm grateful for the experience. However, learning ukemi in our dojo is occasionally a little harrowing.