Monday, July 27, 2015

Hi all,

I introduced the class to the Yawara list during the last class.  Here is a link to a copy of the list with my notes on it.  I expect students to save a copy to their own computers, and edit the notes to reflect what they need in order to remember the techniques.  Yawara comprises basic attacks and defenses related to grasps and locks.  It is one of Okazaki's original lists as taught in his dojo in Honolulu.  I suggest printing out a copy for the notebook, which can be updated during class as needed, and later used to update notes.

Sensei Rich

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Junior List link is now updated on the site also, and follows the same process.
As most of you know, our planned summer break fell through.  We are back at it, and having fun.  The senior list link has been updated on the website.  It now references a Pages document in iCloud that is viewable on the web, and downloadable in several formats for use at home.  My expectation is that senior students will be able to use this as the skeleton of their notebook, and then insert their own notes to replace my abbreviated notes with their own.  I will be inspecting notebooks for testing, and would like students to bring notebooks to class for reference purposes.

See you in class!