Tuesdays and Thursdays have two regular classes running – the stripped down version beginning at 18:15 and lasting for one hour, and its longer 90 minute cousin, which begins at 21:00 – sandwiched between them is the beginner class, which starts at 19:30.
The 18:15 class is usually quite busy, so imagine my surprise when class begun with 3 participants, plus Hayakawa sensei. This however made for a really informal lesson where Hayakawa sensei could give us more information on the techniques he was showing us.
Techniques focused on recovering the guard position – definitely something taller guys like me need to work on! After running through 2 or 3 techniques we finished off with 30 minutes of sparring- quite tiring when there is only 3 participants…..!