mune mochi sokumen iriminage ichi (tachi, suwari) - basically the same movements as shoulder grasp, however focusing energy and using your center opposed to the right or left side shoulder makes things a bit more tricky, hence being a yudan waza.
mune mochi ikkajo nage & kokyunage
On Sunday in Sakado the kids went through 3 side strike techniques.
yokomen uchi ikkajo, sankajo, shomen iriminage ni
We finished the class with the usual rounds of jiyuwaza.
mune mochi hijishime ni, suwari waza mune mochi ikkajo osae ni, mune mochi kotegaeshi
Focus was on keeping our heads up, correct posture and centerline, and not losing the connection with our chest while cutting down.
The Wednesday kids juniors are preparing for the October tests while the senior class has been running through technique after technique.
This week`s main point was big movements, both in basics and jiyuwaza. If you practice big, then smaller movements are not a problem, however the opposite is not true.