04.04.2018 ATK Grading program. At least this time it was for the blue belt, so I didn't already know it and it was something new. And ridiculously simple techniques; there were more difficult things in yellow already. Afterwards we did some very light sparring (really light; open hands, only slaps; more for speed as anything else) and randori. First two rounds only slaps with the hands. Next round feet were added. Next round was grabbing and getting the partner to the ground. After that two more rounds on the ground. One of the last rounds it was my Uke and me against the teacher. Which is kind of fun, but since he is such a beast (strong by nature) we still couldn't do much. He doesn't have to use much technique, he just can make himself heavy to lay on top of you, or you use his strength to throw you away with his finger, ... not much to learn technique-wise, but fun play-wise Free training Added another hour to 75 minutes to work on the missing two techniques. One became a stick technique, when the attacker would press me against wall. The second one (I now remember!) wasn't actually missing, but I wanted to change one, because otherwise I'd have had two ground techniques, with nearly the same ending. So instead we worked in an attack with an elbow. It's a bit playful but fun and doable, so what was enough for me Afterwards we worked trough the first 15 techniques, so I can start trying to actually remember the program at some point as well. We even filmed these. Unfortunately I was dumb as... dumb - the first video was okay. The others... let's just say, we have awesome legs and my camera not the ability to "reach" as much as I thought 05.04.2018 Mini-SD Still school holidays, still not that many kids, but eleven at least. Warm-up catch. Afterwards some racing game variations (on all fourths; rolling; scooting with the butt). Next I tried something new. I took our sandbags and put them on the ground. The task was to stand on them, grab the other by the arms and try to push the off the bag. I think the kids mostly enjoyed it, only two getting cranky, when they had to use the smaller bags (some kids just are stupid ). Since there were two birthdays within the last week, we had to make two kids fly and get some candy towards the end. Bummer. JJ-Kids I only had seven kids there, so there wasn't much I could do, I would have found fair towards the others, that wasn't there. Normally it would be tough luck, but due the holidays... I first thought about doing some holds, so that could do some ground randori, but two of the seven didn't know any hold, so it would have taken more time to show that. So I let them play again today. At least it got them all sweating. The The vigor they can play with when doing techniques and - awesome! My own JJ Again: Warm-up and Ukemi and than it was grading program. I took another partner and went through the first 13 techniques again; this time filming them properly, so that I hopefully can work with them now. I haven't watched the videos yet, but they were at least filmed by people Free training Didn't do long today. At first I watched my coach and his Uke for the Kata of his grading do the kata. Then he was nice enough to film the two missing techniques to make it 15 again. Next one more technique of the next block. But I knew my partner was hungry; I was getting hungry. And my concentration wasn't as it's best either anymore, so we made it short. Tomorrow (well, later today) is another day.