Class Notes – April 26, 2016 – Transitional Drills

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

Attendence: Brian, Dan, Asim, and Alex


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).