We Had a Visitor
I believe his name was Robert. He happened to be in town for business and decided to come to a couple of classes while he was in this area. That to me seems like an excellent idea. If I ever had to travel I'd go to the local dojo for the experience. He was from Water Oak Aikdio in North Carolina.
Their website has a quite a bit in it including photos of the dojo construction.
We did some suwari waza sankyo. The ura version is hard for me as I have trouble getting out of my own way.
We also worked on yonkyo a bit. Unfortunately, at the time I was paired up with our visitor Robert who unfortunately is quite competent at yonkyo. He likely, did it better than any other student we had in class that night. Before I really got a chance to work on it(after corrections) we moved on.
The second class was just Robert and I(although Igor joined us for the jo kata). We did some runs through the 31 jo kata, ushiro versions of kotagaeshi and kokyunage. Robert had some pretty breakfalls for the kotagaeshi. Watching him gave me a clue as to how to move. I think I want to try a few breakfalls at some point for practice. Let me be clearer.... Although I have done breakfalls, I've never done one out of a kotagaeshi.
There are a couple hand changes of the kata that I know I'm not getting. I did notice though that even though I hadn't done this in a while I was doing the basic motions better. I think some of it must have digested over time somehow.
Freakin yonkyo. Left wrist still weak.