Saturday 17 May - training plan

As you know I will be away this Saturday. So I'm writing this plan as a bit of a guide as to what to do:


  • usual cleaning and warm-up routine. Suburi
  • after mokuso and rei, do some more suburi, focusing on:
  1. both arms straight at the end of the cut; bring elbows together by wringing hands inwards
  2. left heel off the ground at all times, especially when going backwards
  • then men tsuke and 'NSK Kirikaeshi" (this will be first half of training): 
  1. men following through twice; a third men and motodachi retreats, kakarite cuts 4 sayu-men forward, 5 back, then follow through with men. Rotate and repeat this sequence three times with different partners
  2. kote following through twice; a third kote and motodachi retreats, kakarite cuts 4 sayu-men forward, 5 back, then follow through with kote. Rotate and repeat this sequence three times with different partners
  3. kote-men following through twice; on third kote-men motodachi retreats, kakarite cuts 4 sayu-men forward, 5 back, then follow through with kote-men. Rotate and repeat this sequence three times with different partners
  4. do following through twice; on third time cut men and motodachi retreats, kakarite cuts 4 do (starting on the right side) forward, 5 back, then follow through with do. Rotate and repeat this sequence three times with different partners
  • men tore and have a break
  • then men tsuke once more and working on whatever you want to practice against partners in rotation. do 10 repetitions with each partner for plenty of practice.
  • in the last 10 minutes finish with some light jigeiko, rotating after about 2 minute each.
  • finish

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