On Sunday, September 4th in Sakado the focus was on hiriki no yosei. Mainly concentrating on the strength and stability of the arm. The space in the armpit, shoulder and elbow position etc.
Techniques were kata mochi ikkajo osae ichi, ni and katate ryote mochi kokyunage
The Wednesday Noda advanced kids class went through a warm up of about 10 basic techniques. Then into a series of yokomen uchi ichi shodan waza.
We finish every class with a few rounds of jiyu waza.
Last night, Thursday the 8th, the mixed kids and adults class here in Kasukabe warmed up with koho ukemi, 31 no jo and tai no henko ichi before trying a seemingly easy, however extremely difficult yokomen uchi shomen iriminage ichi. The combination of rotating the hips, sliding forward, raising and lowering weight, all while mainting proper posture.