Friday, March 26, 2010

Victims of our own success

Last Thursday, we had 13 junior students in class. I love working with the kids. They require a lot of attention, however, and so we will be making a change to the schedule. Everyone will start at 6 PM as usual. The youngest kids, though, will be excused at 6:45. The oldest kids (including the adult kids) will have my undivided attention until 7:30. This has the effect of extending class by 30 minutes for any senior students who care to participate.
The Sunday schedule will stay the same. Our next scheduled Sunday falls on Easter, so there will be no class.
Part II of the video series on "Perfecting the Shoulder Throws" is attached. His throws are picture perfect. Notice that even though Sensei Katanishi bumps uke backward, the kuzushi is all toward uke's front. Simply awesome.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday Workout

We had an excellent workout this morning. We worked Seoi goshi pretty hard on and off through the morning. In Kodokan Judo, this throw is called morote seoi nage. I found an excellent training video, featuring Hiroshi Katanishi (7th Dan), from which I borrowed heavily for the training session this morning. You will notice the video is in french. Key points that might not be readily apparent include the importance of staying on balance when doing the entry and exit drills. I will include sequel videos to this over the next couple weeks. The home work is to do ten sets of entries to each side per day, for at least five days of the week.

Also, I have added a link to the order form for our new T-shirts and Sweat shirts. Print it out, fill it out, and give it to me with a check.
Lastly, if you have not renewed your Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai membership for 2010 yet, please do so now. Remember, membership is mandatory for this class. There is a link to the SRY website on the right. Renewing is easy. They do accept Paypal. If there is a problem with membership, please let me know.