Testing, 1, 4, 5!

Today we worked mostly from yokomenuchi. I've always had trouble responding with ikkyo, nikkyo, etc...For some reason the transition from sliding off center, bringing up the arms to applying ikkyo or nikkyo always stumps me. I don't know if I can say I figured it out, but I may have made a little bit of progress. I'll take what I can get.

After an hour of practiced we stopped for a few people to test. We had a 5th , 4th and 1st kyu tests. All were quite good. Bibliosk8 performed the 5th kyu requirements admirably. A little humbling when I remember how I literally stumbled through my 5th and 4th kyu tests.

The above video shoes Christian Tissier perfoming some of the Yokomen techniques that we worked on today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind words about my test. Man, I really appreciate it. I felt "OK", but especially doing ikkyo, I realized how much work I have to do. It is a deceptively difficult technique.

When I think back a year, when I started and you had I think just gotten your 5th kyu -- dude -- you have improved tremendously. I hope I have.