Pretty much spent most of the time with yokomen attacks.
Udekimenage, kaitenage, koshinage.
The one test technique we did from my 4th kyu test was yokomenuchi shihonage. For some reason it seemed unfamiliar. Then it hit me. Alan is the one that seems to cover this technique. He enters in for it by stepping in and matching uke's attack. I'm not 100% sure but I think Peter did it with a step offline. Both corect of course but which one I'm expected to do on the test I have no idea.
At the end of class I went through my test quickly with some help. I didn't feel as smooth/fluid as I once was on a couple of the techniques. It could have just been my normal Sunday morning fuzziness. Frankly, I feel as though I'm easily capable on any given day in passing this test but I wish I had a little more time to work the kinks out.
My other problem is uke troubles. There are a good number of people testing and a couple people begged off as they are themselves testing or already acting as uke. In one case, the guy moved out of state. Then I was sick and unable to talk to anyone. So I'm likely drawing a random uke at this point. I'm actually ok with this but if I get someone more experienced and uninjured I'll be likely to do a better test. I'm not sure if the instructors realize this because the guy doesn't really complain but there is this one large 5th kyu who actually has a torn rotator in his right arm. So, when I do shihonage and other techniques I'm careful to treat that arm differently.
I had an interesting conversation with someone on the way out the door today. He'll be testing for 5th kyu at the upcoming test. I asked him how I was to work with after he came out of the beginners class. I was surprised by his answer. He said that what he learned was that going into a class with a totally relaxed attitude was best. He said when he first started working with me I was doing techniques well enough and that he wasn't moving where he was supposed to. This usually resulted in some discomfort. He said fairly soon he learned to move and not resist. I'm pretty sure that I never push my uke's past their limits but this concersation makes me want to be extra aware of what I'm doing in the future.