I usually speak of what techniques were done on a given day but I think I want to spend most of my time reflecting on HOW training has changed in class.
We did more Kotegaeshi and practiced some iriminage. What's interesting is that Matt had us go back and do some of the techniques we covered in last class. Kim like's this approach because he thinks it reinforces them in his mind. He's probably correct although I hadn't had trouble remembering stuff we did a month ago. I just can't remember the name of the stuff we did a month ago.
On to the topic at hand.......
Matt's run 3 classes so far and I've really enjoyed them. I have noticed however that he practices a little more "real life". The falls we are doing are faster and thus harder. So far my ukemi has been fine for it but it makes me stop and think. Is he just less experienced than sensei and is teaching this way because he doesn't know any better? Or... is he just teaching the way he was learning at his other dojo? I'm guessing it may be a combination of both.
I can say though that I've enjoyed the more rigorous training.
Here is a question I'd like to throw out to all of you. In the past I was told by sensei not to resist at all( as a beginner). Matt mentioned that some resistance can be helpful to a partner to let them know how well they are doing a technique and asked us to give some resistance.
How much resistance do you give or expect during a technique?
DAPI: 1 ( I feel fine, abs and legs feel worked from that ab exercise he has us do)
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