Class Notes – February 10, 2015 – 7-Count Passing Drill & Transition Drill 1

Instructing: Guro Joe & Guro Lem

In Attendance: Brian, Alex, Ryan, Asim, Bob, Dan, Lance, James & Sid

Students continued working on the 7-Count Passing Drill, building on the counters to the Receiver counters (counters to the counters) from last week.  Feeder Counters involved students identifying time/place to counter, as well as an understanding of how the Receiver counters work in order to best negate them.

New students continued working on Transition Drill 1 and installing 3 of 9, Scarecrowing the Vital Template.


Class Notes – February 17, 2015 – 7-Count Passing Drill & 3 of 9 Tapping

Instructing: GuroS Joe (plural)

In Attendance: Brian, Alex, Asim, Ryan, Bob, Dan, Lance & Sid

Students completed review/installation of Feeder Counters of the 7-Count Passing Drill.  While we do teach the “official” counters, both Guro Joe C. and myself have had the privilege of learning and training the system from multiple instructors so there were a variety (usually at least 2-3) options for each count.  As brought up by the class and discussed, sometimes the various options may occur at different times within the Receiver’s technique or may depend on the Feeder’s range and speed.  Lastly, students pulled both Receiver and Feeder counters from 3 of 9 Tapping.

Newer students installed and refined 3 of 9 Tapping, paying specific attention to targets, hand placement and body shifting/footwork.