Regular class tonight was shortened by 15 minutes due to (I think) the extreme heat that we have been having recently- after class Hayakawa sensei asked a few of us what we thought of finishing 15 minutes early- of course, the young studs like Sawada san said that could (and did actually) go an extra 15-20 minutes – I however was pleased to be able to wind down and enjoy a cool shower! I wonder how long this new regimen will last for…..
The technique portion of the class was really useful for me, as I can usually get to the position in the pic above, but my choke is a little predictable now as it my default move for this position- Hayakawa sensei taught us here how to switch to knee on the belly whilst trapping the opponents arm- super effective, but I wonder if I can execute it in sparring?!
Aside, congratulations to Shibamoto sensei for heading up the first day at Triforce Shinjuku! You can check out his blog here 🙂