I went back to the evening class this week. I may change back to the afternoon tomorrow, we'll see.
Junya taught his usual class. It was very good as always. Junya's technique is very strong and clean. And he teaches in a clear manner.
Class was pretty straight forward. Mostly yokomenuchi, which I always enjoy.
I got a few interesting ideas form kotegaeshi. One was that the throw should really be a cut straight down, not to the side like I had been doing. The other was the cut for the opening. That should not cut straight to uke's center, like I had been doing, but a bit off to his side so as to unbalance him. I have to work with this more, but it seems very valuable.
At the end of class, we did a bunch of backfalls rolling back up into a standing position. Ugh. That's tough. I had no idea how many we did, but I found out.
After class, Junya asked me, tounge in cheek, "Did you do them all?"
"Sure," I said, with a laugh. Both of us knowing full well I certainly did not do them all. "In fact, I did 2 more than you!"
"Oh, so you did 52 then?"
"Yup." We were both smiling by this point.
Actually, that would be a good goal to work up to. Fifty per day. Back falls are not stupid like push ups, I think. Not only does it provide a physical workout, but I imagine it would help to make me more centered. I'll have to try them more often.