New And Old
The class was incredibly small last night (possibly due to bad weather) so Teacher and I got to work on stuff ourselves while the four members did basic work amongst themselves.
We’ve got a father son team that I find interesting to watch. The son doesn’t want to be there, but Dad has joined the class so he’ll continue to come. I’m not sure of the logic, but it’s a bit of a laugh to see the son with his frowny face and his lack of desire to participate. Later in class he joins in, but he sure doesn’t want his Dad to know he’s having a good time.
While working with Teacher I discovered something – I noticed that I tend to stay out and work on strikes while he closes and does advanced techniques. This got me to thinking – I do this all the time, but now that we have tall people in class it’s become a deficit. I need to be able to close more because staying out where I’m at only leads to me taking a beating. I actually need to work on advanced technique during the one and two step practice. And I’m not smooth there. New focus!