With an upcoming orange belt test, we even had 2 kids, now on school summer holiday, join the class.
Also special guests, Murakami sensei and Mikiko sensei, along with the usual crew.
After a thorough warm up of going through 4 of the 6 basic movements, we then went into suwari waza shomen uchi ikkajo osae ichi.
A fairly simple to remember basic technique, nothing fancy to worry about when it comes to the hands, which works out perfect for focusing on the proper foot/knee work.
Next was ryote mochi shihonage ichi. There were 2 main points - the initial connection and way to use the hips (think kokyuho ichi) during the first diagonal step. Next was the turning back towards our partner part. Very difficult to keep our posture and start the flow again during broken down basic techniques.