Our beginners are just learning about using their footwork and their arms at the same time to produce a co-ordinated strike. To finish off training yesterday we played the Snake game: a long line of motodachi (receivers) and one person performs men-uchi along the line. It is called Snake because they join onto the end of the line and then the person who was after them at the other end goes through. Gradually the line snakes its way around the dojo. The aim is for every cut to be done in time with every footfall of the right foot. It's also very fast, noisy and a lot of fun!