Saturday morning in Noda we went through 6 basic techniques during the 2 classes before moving into test training.
The picture to the left is us working on the suwari waza pivoting movements in suwari waza shomen uchi yonkajo osae ni
Keeping the weight forward and hips turned in to concentrate power was the main focus.
In Nagareyama we warmed up with a few ryote mochi
basic techniques before once again jumping into test practice.
with only a few weeks to go until Ando Sensei comes out to Kasukabe for our joint Meiryukan tests, people have really been stepping up their game and squeezing in as many classes as possible.
Last Sunday in Sakado was a small class. We started off with hiriki no yosei ni
then into shomen uchi shomen iriminage ni
. Focused on the proper usage of shifting weight and changing direction.
Next was suwari waza shomen uchi nikajo shime. Not just cranking down on the wrist, but instead trying to use our whole body as one so uke can feel the correct power.
Tuesday evening back in Noda we practiced shomen uchi kotegaeshi ichi,
both from standing and sitting.
Find the flow and ride the momentum during the initial step back. Don`t just grab the hand and pull. Black belts thereafter worked on shomen tsuki kotegaeshi ichi, ni.
Finished with about 10 mins of shinsa geiko
Yesterday in the morning Omiya class the theme was Kata mochi.
Kata mochi ikkajo osae ni (tachi, suwari) Kata mochi sokumen iriminage ichi
Shoulder and chest grasp techniques really help us understand proper distance and how to use our full bodies, especially our hips and knees since we cannot resort to adjusting with our arms.