With the weather warming up and still being muzzled with masks, the training takes a toll on stamina. However, the kids worked hard for the full hour on kihon dosa and kihon waza. Awesome job!
First was shumatsu dosa ni → ryote mochi tenchinage ni
Next was shumatsu dosa ichi → ryote mochi hijishime ichi
Finished with some kokyunage fun!
This was my first time teaching at the new facility, the Kumagaya west Junior-high dojo.
A big, well ventilated room with of course a tatami area, a kendo hall, and even a table tennis section.
The kids went through a couple basic techniques, then into test training.
As for the adults we first broke them into 4 groups and had them alternate into short mini kihon dosa seminars taught by 4 senior blackbelts. Following this, 2 different katate mochi kokyunage techniques in groups.