In the morning in Saitama, the kids were hard at it in preparation for the Spring tests. Still early but a lot of work needs to be done.
We broke down one basic technique and took a look at all the shite and uke movements.
ushiro waza ryote mochi sokumen iriminage ni, suwari waza ryote mochi kokyu-ho ichi, ryote mochi kokyunage.
The focus was on balanced power to both hands, leading and control, and correct posture.
The afternoon kids class in Sakado was a strict one. Turning on the toes, not heels!
kakate mochi nikajo osae ni, shomen uchi shomen iriminage ni, katate mochi shihonage ni, shomen uchi ikkajo osae ni
As for the adults, it was all about sokumen iriminage.
Both standing and seated katate mochi sokumen iriminage ichi, ni.
Correct uke requires a correct shite. You are not doing your partner any favors by going easy on them. Hips down and correct angels.