Dojo member Scott Krumsee has returned from Iwama. A school teacher, he spent some of his summer vacation training at the Founder's dojo. He kept a sketch diary during his stay, and now shares it with us:
June 10, 2019 Carl 6:00-7:00am: Knuckle push-ups, 1-13 jo suburi, 1-3 kentaijo blend practice. Uchi Deshi 2:00-3:00pm: Open mat, jo suburi review, 1-3 kentaijo. Owada 7:00-8:00pm: Yokomen, wide hanmi finish (Suzuki-san, Kurakawa-san)
June 11, 2019 Inagaki 6-7am: 20 jo suburi, 13 kata (jo), bokken fundamentals. 1) strike straight 2) stop horizontally 3) connect to navel 4) wring out like a towel. Toshihiro: Daytime trip to 2 highschools for 3 practices. Evening katatedori 7:00-8:30pm
June 12, 2019 Carl 5-6am: bokken and jo suburi review. Daytime: weed pulling. 7-8pm: ryotedori ikkyo, nikyo, sankyo, shihonage
Two couples came down from Fukushima to pray at the shrine. They sang together for about 30 minutes.
June 13, 2019 Inagaki 6-7am Kentaijo Inagaki 7-8:30pm Ushiro ryotedori
June 14, 2019 Carl 6-7am 20 Jo Suburi, kentaijo Nagashima 7-8pm
June 15, 2019 Inagaki 6-7am Strength training, jo, kumitachi Mori (Honbu) 5-6:30pm Katadori (ikkyo, nikkyo, shiho, tenchi)
June 16, 2019 Inagaki 8:30-9:30am jo suburi + kumitachi (outside) Suzuki-san, Kawakami 10:00am-11:am
Women's Self Defense demo
June 17, 2019 Carl 6-7am 20 jo suburi, 31 jo, 1,2 kumitachi Owada 7-8pm Ryote, Koshinage
June 18, 2019 Inagaki 6-7am 31 jo partner Toshihiro 7-8pm Katatedori
June 19, 2019 Carl 6-7am 31 jo partner Hombu dojo 7-8pm, morote dori variations
June 20, 2019 Inagaki 6-7am jo suburi, partner practice Inagaki 7-8pm koshi nage, ushiro (Greeks)
June 21, 2019 Carl 6-7am jo suburi Nick 2-3pm full class, koshi nage, stretching Nagashima 7-8pm, resistance reaction alternatives
June 22, 2019 Inagaki 6-7am Kanazawa 5-6pm
June 23, 2019 Inagaki 8-9am Hirasawa 10-11am
June 24, 2019 Carl 6-7am Nick 2-3pm Owada 7-8pm
June 25, 2019 Inagaki 6-7am jo suburi, 31 partner Toshihiro 7-8pm
June 26, 2019 Carl 6-7am jo suburi, 31 partner Hirasawa 7-8pm katatedori nikkyo
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