This weekend, Waddell Sensei came down to observe the demos of two of my guys.
I always make a habit of videoing the demos. We get together have a few beers and break down what we like and didn't like. The higher stress also exposes some of the things we need to work on. (Like Hiki Otoshi) I already spoke to Mike on the phone, and he is dreading watching it. I think he did pretty good.
Here is Mike demoing the 17. (note my groovy 2 angle camera work)
As a teacher I find it interesting gritting my teeth when I see something I don't like - and my pride at seeing some great stuff. It is interesting being as emotionally involved in a demonstration as the demonstrators.
Scooter's kata - I am especially proud of Scooter. At Thanksgiving he was hospitalized for a month because of nerve damage. The day after he was released he was in the dojo, he couldn't even feel his hands and feet! What a come back my friend. I appreciate that kind of grit.
I will post some of their randori soon.
Kenichi Sawai: Taikiken. Meiji Jingu, Tokyo
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