Bind Faith

Sidney is out of town for a week or so, and Charlie taught last night.

We worked mainly from katate- tori (wrist grab) but the cool part was towards the end of class where Charlie felt we were getting too hung up on the mechanics of the techniques so he had nage close their eyes and extend their arm for uke to choose which hand to grab.

So we sensed whether it was ai-hamni or gaku-hamni and respond accordingly. We all tended to freeze up at first but it was cool to really feel the freedom to simply sense the attack and trust yourself to figure out the correct response.


Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed it. Sounds fun. I was a bit under the weather this week and skipped class, so with missing during T-Day week that makes one class in two weeks...feeling soft & stiff :)

I sometimes wonder about classes I missed, and I always assume I missed a good one, but glad to verify! Cheers!

ZeppoManx said...

I hope to see you soon but I'm out tomorrow.