Hi everyone its been a while since ive posted so i hope everyone's still good!!
I have been trying to do irimi and tenkan with shoes and sandals and stuff and notice that it is significantly difficult to achieve speed when u turn since there is considerable friction between yer footwear and the floor. Its sooo different in the dojo when u do it barefoot where its easy to sweep yer feet and stuff. The only alternative i can think of is to lift my feet when doing tenkan and irimi but that would contrary to what ive been taught to keep my feet on the ground a all times.
It would be rather weird if i were to be mugged on the street and told my muggers "Hang on guys let me just remove these shoes and then maybe we can talk" Next thing i noe they'll be going " So when's the pants coming off?"
On a side note if i did remove my pants that would scare the hell out of them...