Kicks and Apathy

So I approached Teacher about trying to learn Bassei on my own. Unsurprisingly he was interested in what I had learned and then showed me the several ways that he had learned it over the years. Awkward procedural problem resolved.

Class is still dead. Only Vet showed up in the first hour and then Beard showed up for the second. We worked on kicks in self-defense mode. Rather fun stuff.

Shoot/slide to the rear and when the person attacks side kick into solar plex. This was refined by a slide to the side and round house kick to solar plex and then side kick to the hip joint. Fun, but hard to practice well.

I got home and felt a little disappointed. It seems teacher is less and less motivated to keep the class formalized and thus time seems to be wasted. The informality is nice, but it drives me crazy. Actual time in class seems like 30 minutes in the first hour and then maybe 30 in the second hour. Arghh.

Comments

uchi deshi said…
I often find myself checking the clock when I'm training hard, to check the time left, so I can pace myself. On the other hand, there are times when one of the instructors talks a lot (a few are notorious), and then I'm frustrated because we're not training enough during class. I'd rather get worn out, and worry if I'm going to make it to the end of class, than just sit around not training.
Potatoe Fist said…
I hate the irony of a great class. They move so fast. The dull classes last forever. Without good classmates it can be punishing.
Silverstar said…
Hi,
Bassei sounds interesting..will you be posting some photos of your progress?
[Mat] said…
We have lazies around my dojo.

don't get me started on that.
Miss Chris said…
Classes with few students always seemed to last forever.
Potatoe Fist said…
I'll consider doing a video if I can figure out how to post it. It should be good for some laughs.

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