Tuesday, June 12, 2007


We worked with munetsuki with an ikkyo response. It lead into quite a few things: ikkyo ura, sumi otoshi, sankyo, kaiten nage, iriminage, ikkyo/nikkyo/sankyo combination, etc. The last thing we worked on was a direct nikkyo but nage slides one hand down, takes uke's thumb and reverses it under uke's arm into a standing pin. (One of T's favorites.)

I tired out a bit (after a month off it's not surprising!) and I felt some spasms in my lower back. I did some stretches that Sensei suggested and was able to finish the class.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Private Lesson

I've mostly recovered from the cough that's kept me from practicing for over a month. I am way out of shape. T.G. showed up to teach and I showed up to learn. We worked on jo kata #1, kumijo 1 and 2, and bokken kata #1.

Weight: 302