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.
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.
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.
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
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.