Missed Some Class
Monday night I didn't make it because home life got distracting enough it wasn't in my mind. Friday night I went out to see an improv show. It was excellent. Bummer that I missed the Friday night class but I got the impression that had I come, it would have just simply been Tony and I doing an open mat night.
Sunday morning Peter taught. Great class. Did more kaeshi waza. Feeling more tired than usual. Could be because I hadn't been in class for a week. As usual, had to take some interesting ukemi when Tony was throwing. He tends to keep an arm or hand to make you turn your roll into a breakfall. He also did a bunch of hip throws at one point. He's just amazing at them.
We tried some resistance with each other. For me, I didn't use active resistance. However, if Chris didn't throw me, I just stood there. That happened a few times. On my end, Tony stiff armed me, when I was trying to do a technique. I immediately felt that I couldn't do kotagaeshi without an atemi or muscle, so I changed instantly to a wakagatami. It didn't require any thought. I just instantly changed with muscle memory.
Makes me think that this may be why the Tomiki folks don't do much kotagaeshi during competitions. At least I don't see them very often. I'm sure they don't allow real atemi. I don't know their rules though. I'm just guessing from what I've seen.