I'm not sure why but I was not too happy before class today. Even had thoughts like why am I still practicing. Maybe it was due to Friday nights experience. I don't know.
I felt much better after class tonight. We didn't do much. Warmed up, did a couple jo techniques. One is particularly fun. My partner was this girl Andrea. She has no qualms about striking with intent so when she has a jo she has my attention. Unfortunately, she wasn't making a committed strike at first. She was bringing the jo up horizontally, waiting a bit and then thrusting forward. Since she knew what direction I was headed, she was even tracking me a bit.
Was good practice for me to get out of the way. Could use more practice.... also, gave her some pointers on making the jo attack one fluid motion instead of a 1- 2 thing. She was getting it. She was getting the jo technique for the most part too. A little inconsistent but that's just practice. She was doing great.