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Class Notes – July 26, 2016 – 3 of 9 Drill

Instructing: Guro Joe C, Guro Lem, and Guro Joe M

Attendence: Vince, Dinno, Brian, Ryan, Mike, and Asim

Notes:

In the beginning of class, we split the group to three different groups. The advanced students worked on true right. The intermediate students worked on 3 of 9 tapping. We reminded them to keep the flow of the drill without stopping. They were probably processing the information and thinking about the next move. But keeping a slow smooth flow during the drill without stopping and getting more reps would help their flow. For the beginners, we had them learn how to by doing the template and then working on feeding with clearing with the left hand.

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Class Notes – July 19, 2016 – 3 of 9

Instructing: Guro Joe C, Guro Lem, and Guro Joe M

Attendence: Alex, Dan, Mike, Dinno, Vince, and Asim

Notes:

Tonight’s class we had everyone review 3 of 9 template with variations like right and left hand template, and both at the same time. We continued into tapping 3 of 9.

Next we showed them how to keep feeding with pressure but also trying to get the cuts with precision.

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Class Notes – July 12, 2016 – Long Weapon Entry

Instructing: Guro Joe C, Guro Joe M, and Guro Lem

Attendance: Dan, Alex, Asim, Dinno, Mike, and Vince

Notes:

Tonight’s class we started with hour glass footwork from Atienza Kali. We worked the bottom half of the hour glass from top of the triangle to the bottom corner. Then we worked moving up the hour glass from the bottom of the corners to the top.

We had the Feeder 1 slash angle one and two. Feeder 2 steps either side to just be out of Feeder 1’s slashes. We later circled past Feeder’s slashes to get behind him for a counter attack. We then added tip-down deflections to the footwork. After working the footwork and tip-down’s, we added a counter to Feeder 1’s slashes.

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Class Notes – May 17, 2016 – TD1 & C-Template Stick

Instructing: Guro Lem & Guro Joe M

Attendence: Brian, Asim, Dan, Lance, and Alex

Notes:

We started tonight with TD1 and it’s template. After going over the template for TD1, we reviewed the tapping for each target. Then, we practiced the two lines drill with at least 5 rotations. We got a lot of good reps tonight with different partners. Later, we went over the stick template and counters again. Last time we did this they requested that we go over it again. This time around, Guro Joe M, gave some good pointers to add for the drill. Maybe next time we can spar with the smaksticks to see how effective their techniques are coming along.

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Class Notes – April 26, 2016 – Transitional Drills

Instructing: Guro Joe C, Guro Joe, and Guro Lem

Attendence: Brian, Dan, Asim, and Alex

Notes:

The weather has been awesome these past few days, so we decided to have class outside. We started off with reviewing transitional drills (what each one knew). Most of the class knew up to td’s 1-5. We ended fine tuning td 5 and making sure each one got the Receiver’s side. Most of the class did well when tapping, but when it came to the control point of the drill (when Feeder’s arm and head is controlled) even Guro Lem was having problems isolating that blade arm. We figured out that using the right hand to pull down the top of the head and using the left hand to control the blade arm was more effective when transitioning from cop-lock (3 point lock, chicken-wing, kimura) to the control point.

Later, we utilized the sunset and darkness as a training modifier. We ended class with some light free-flow (sparring).

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Class Notes – April 12, 2016 – Transitional Drills

Instructing: Guro Joe M and Guro Lem

Attendance: Lance, James, Alex, Dan, Brian, Ryan, and Asim

Notes:

Tonight we started class with review of transitional drill 1. Everyone in class had experience with this Td so we were just reviewing it. After many reps and drilling td1, we started on reviewing Td2. Majority of the class had done this drill too so we were reviewing it with them also. We switched partners and got to flow with different people in class. Hopefully next class we can get more reps and less instructing during the drill.

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Class Notes – April 5, 2016 – Atienza Kali – Deflections with a Two Count

Instructing:  Guro Joe M, Guro Joe C, and Guro Lem

Attendance:  Alex, Sid, Dan, and Asim

Notes:

We started class with AK hourglass footwork. After practicing some triangle footwork, we added slashes to the drill. Later, we started working tip-up and tip-down deflections. We had them work that on both sides and later counter with a two-count. After they had some reps in those, we added tip-up passes with two-count. Next we had them switch out their trainers with soft sticks to get some hits.