Thursday, April 26, 2007

T. Came Back!

T. came back for the first time in about 6 months. She was shaky afterward but was glad to be back. We worked on katatori and munetsuki and related tanto dori variations including ikkyo, ikkyo nage, nikkyo, sankyo, shihonage, and gokyo. I felt tired from the beginning but made it through without sitting out.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sankyu Test!

Sensei has been prepping several students for testing (including me!?!). Tonight we worked on shomenuchi variations including ikkyo, sankyo and shihonage. We also tried some shomenuchi tanto dori techniques to inform the hand techniques. At the end of class Sensei called for a test for B.A. He tested with E.L. and me for yonkyu last year and he's really progressed well. I got to help in his test and I think it went pretty well.

Weight: ???

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Munetsuki Variations

After stretching a little before class, Sensei asked M.R. to help me prep for my sankyu test (!!!) so we started working on munetsuki kokyunage. After warming up with the rest of class, Sensei picked up there and we worked on several munetsuki kokyunage variations. We used the jo to inform several of the techniques. I had to sit out a bit tonight, unfortunately, but I did okay in randori.

Weight: 302

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Katateryotetori Variations

After warming up we worked on taisabaki for katatetori and katateryotetori. We did katateryotetori sokomen iriminage, kokyunage, kotegaeshi, and ikkyo nage as well as some henkawaza (oyowaza?) variations. Unfortunately for me, my three weeks of non-attendance (half for good reason, half plain laziness!) I got winded and a bit dizzy too quickly and missed out on at least one of the techniques.

Weight: 305

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Katate Kosadori

After S.J. led us in stretching and aikitaiso we started with katate kosadori tai sabaki. That lead to kotegaeshi, ikkyo, several variations on kokyunage and iriminage, and sokomen iriminage. I was so tired that when I went to do randori I had a real hard time moving. I ended up not throwing anyone and got hit (lightly) several times.

Weight: 304

Monday, April 02, 2007

Bokken Dori

M.L. taught tonight. After warming up with bokken suburi and practicing bokken kata one and two we worked on bokken dori - disarming uke armed with a bokken. We did a lot of variations. I had a lot of fun doing it. I'm glad I hauled myself over there!

Weight: 306