Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Last Night on Old Mats

We did a lot of katatetori variations tonight; kokyunage, iriminage, ikkyo, etc. I got a bit winded but, as always, a very good class. We're due for new mats this week so this is supposed to be our last night on the old ones.

Weight: 302

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Yudansha night

After warming up we started with katatetori kokyunage with a tenkan entrance. We worked on variations of that for a while. Sensei traded off with the other yudansha teaching a technique at a time. I was well-wrung afterward! It was a good night.

Weight: 299

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Ushirodori Variations

A.O. warmed us up but good, tonight. I was dripping with sweat the whole night and, while I never sat out a whole technique, I did have to take a breather every now and then. We worked on ushirodori variations - several kokyunage, ikkyo, kaitenage and katamenage. We ended with a couple randori.

Weight: 302 (but my BP was 116/76 - woohoo!)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Munetsuki Variations

After warming up we did the munetsuki tai sabaki then into several techniques including munetsuki iriminage, munetsuki sumi otoshi, and munetsuki katame nage (pinning throw).

Weight: 302

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Building Up to Randori

After warming up, we started with the tenkan and irimi ura versions of the katatetori taisabaki then progressed to doing them in motion. Working in teams of three or four in lanes we started approaching randori. For the last 20 minutes, we had three lanes of nages doing 3-uke mini-randori. I ran out of steam a little. I also had to get a band-aid for my little toe. I got a blister in last night's weapons class and it broke open with all the mat-work.

Weight: 304

Monday, February 05, 2007


My first weapons class in weeks! We worked mostly with the jo - suburi, jo kata 1 and 2, the first three kumi-jo, and various other coordination exercises - and ended with bokken suburi.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Munetsuki Variations

We worked on munetsuki iriminage and munetsuki sokomen iriminage, tonight. We had quite a few new people this week: Fresh meat! (And I mean that in the friendliest possible way.) Several people we haven't seen for a month were back tonight, too, so that was good. I was really flagging but I pushed myself hard (within reason, of course) and, except for a couple sips of water, didn't really sit out any techniques tonight.

Weight: 300