Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cut Short!

I got to class a bit late but started warming up with the rest. A.O. sensei was continuing from Tuesday's class (which I missed), teaching extension, foot-work and movement in katatori kokyunage variations. I had to stop about half-way through class because my stomach got upset. *sigh*

Monday, May 19, 2008

Jo Kata No. 1 and Some Kumi Jo Precursors

T.G. sensei had us work backwards through the last 13 steps of jo kata number 1 in small steps. First we did steps 19 through 22 then added 16, 17 and 18 followed by 16 through 22. We stepped back that way until we were doing 10 through 22 then we put it all together from 1 to 22. We also worked on some of the initial attacks in the kumi jo.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Yokomenuchi Omote

After warming up we started with the yokomenuchi omote (I think) tai-sabaki, nage mirroring uke's attack, high atemi and all. From this entrance, we finished with everything from kokyunage (several), kaitenage, katamiwaza (pinning throw), and sankyo. We finished with a round of randori for everyone!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kokyunage and Iriminage Variations

We warmed up then started with a "sticky hands" variation to teach us to move and blend and redirect. We followed that with several kokyunage responses, directing uke to one side or another. This lead to several iriminage variations and we ended with another kokyunage.

My gi pants gave up the ghost or, rather, I've given up on them. I hope my new gi pants get here on Thursday! T.D. also clued me in to using clear packaging tape to do the repairs. I might try that, too. Then I'd have a backup pair.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Jo Suburi

T. and I started going to weapons class, again, this evening. Woo-hoo!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Tanto and Jo Dori

After warming up, we worked on munetsuki kotegaeshi and alternated taijutsu with tanto dori and jo dori. We had a lot of fun. I really like working with weapons. My knees and right shoulder took a bit of a beating with the ukemi but nothing major or debilitating.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Katatetori Variations

After warming up, we worked on responses to katatori. First was a reversing kokyunage followed by three sokomen iriminage variations; entering in front, entering behind, and stepping under uke's arm with a tenkan turn. Next, we did the same entry into kokyunage followed by kaitenage. Then from the same under-arm entry we did kokyunage without turning which means uke has to swing around nage into a roll along with a variation where nage kneels at the throw.

Great class, tonight! Lots of variety and I had enough energy to make it through class without sitting out.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Birthday Rolls for S.J.

After warming up we picked up where we left off Tuesday. Tai no henko means - I think - the first body movement in response to an attack. We worked on a tenkan response to katatetori leading to shihonage, iriminage, and kokyunage. Those were fairly involved techniques but we also did some quick kotegaeshi, sumi otoshi and shihonage. We finished with S.J.'s birthday rolls and several rounds of Randori. I only sat out part of two techniques and only then after practicing for quite a while on each.