Although it happens on occasion it is fairly rare. As soon as we bowed in Reed Sensei grabbed Mark and me and ran through the application portion of Nifanshi shodan. So my warmup in reality was a lot of head twists and face smashes. Not ideal, but the amount of time to get directly into practice was great. We then got partnered with the young ladies (8 and 10) to continue the pattern and then switch sides. This lasted for the entirety of the class.
After class was just working through the bunkai for Roku Dan. I keep thinking that it's going to go fast, but for the forty minutes that I'm there we dig further into the foot work and body placement. However for the first time we were able to get through all 10 bunkai. It is a lot to absorb, but we are doing very well. If I could have stayed for the last half hour I think Dan Sensei would have started the first part of the application. I hate that I can't stay longer.
I've got two pages of my Black Belt paper written. I was going to turn it in on Wednesday with my testing fee, but I want to take another look at the requirements. I think it's only 150 words, which seems awfully short. If that's the case I'll need to take a look at my work and figure out what the heck I need to be focusing on.