Present: Darren, Chris (2.5 hour session) Today, we focused on the gokyu and yonkyu waza. We spent quite some time on hand grip using different objects, from live blades to ohashi and bamboo skewers. Then we transitioned to Shomen-uchi, keeping proper hand grip and proper kamae. Following direction from Otsuka-sensei, we adjusted footwork for Gyaku-uchi, keeping the right foot forward. Closer to the end of the session, we practiced some za-uchi as well. Darren adjusted the grip of the Bou-shuriken in his hand, so that they were better balanced. This was the first time he threw his new MSR Shuriken, for which he had to make a few adjustments. Great session overall.