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November 14 training

Todays training was about all Bo-Shuriken waza, all stances and distances from 1 to 2 ken. Gyaku uchi is difficult from 2 ken. After that, I started to train Shomenuchi with the left hand from 1 ken. This was very interesting and forced me to really focus on the hand grip as left is my non-dominant hand. Then I followed up with Shomenuchi with two shuriken, one from the left hand and one from the right hand, thrown at the same time from Heiko-dachi and Fuko-dachi. I ended the training with throwing two shuriken at the same time from the right hand, trying to keep them within a 15cm grouping.

I also experimented with the new style bo-shuriken that arrived yesterday. The Shingetsu-ryu bo-shuriken are so strong that they almost penetrate two puzzle mats. I could not practice with the MSR Hanten-daho shuriken as I did not have enough room to move beyond 3 ken.

Session February 24, 2015

Participants: Jay, Chris.

We had a 1 hour session today. We started off with a few rounds of throwing Ohashi. After that, we switched to The focus was foot work, as well as making sure the hip does not extend beyond its rotation point while performing Shomen-uchi. This correction assisted Jay in throwing Bou shuriken straight rather than with a half sideways twist. The adjusted foot work and hip placement was a large step forward for Jay to improving his skills.

Chris worked on Gyaky uchi and Shomen uchi, both from a short distance, making sure each Bou shuriken entered the target properly, without slamming onto the target. The last 50 throws went very well.

The next session is on February 26, already looking forward to it.

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