Monday, October 16, 2006

Kumi Tachi

We practiced the full set of kumi tachi this evening. We spent a little extra time on five and six because they're trickier than the others. I've got the basic moves down. Now, I need to work on timing and ma ai. Attending to proper ma ai will also help keep me from overreaching. A.O. pointed out to me on Tuesday that I needed to keep bringing the bokken back to my center and not let it fly out to the limit of my arm's reach which nullifies the strength of my strike. I have to keep in mind that the while the bokken doesn't have an edge I'm still supposed to treat it like it has one. Repeat after me: "The bokken is not a club."

T. drove home the long way tonight.

Weight: 305

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