Any ideas for practice outside of class? Sword work, shoge ring toss? Footwork drills or evasion drills? Let's hear them. Take some bamboo poles (I like bamboo because of the natural holder in them) cut them into varying heights, and stick them in the ground. Just enough so they don't fall over, but will if you hit them. Balance a tennis ball or raquetball or golf ball on the top. Practice striking the ball with your bokken, without knocking over the pole. Same poles, a little deeper. Practice your shoge ring throw. Cardboard box without a hole in it for a bull's eye. Throw your shuriken into hole. Make several with various size holes. This is for indoor practice, so use house freindly shuriken. Great for apartment dwellers or folks still living with Mom and Dad. Old tire, telephone pole, cement and rope. Striking stand that rocks back and forth. Make 2 and set them far enough for combo practice. Wear gloves!!!!!