A typical Ryukyu Totejutsu class

I was injured, so I took the opportunity to bring my camera gear to class and take photos!

Tuesday, November 11th 2011

1: Fred and Susan start off class with calisthenics

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2: Preparing to perform a kata!

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3: Scott performs Pinan Shodan

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4: A punch! (From Pinan Shodan)

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5: Elijah performs Pinan Shodan

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6: Felicia, Fred, and Elijah perform the opening move of Pinan Shodan

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7: Krohn-sensei performs the opening move of Pinan Nidan

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8: Fred performs Pinan Shodan

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9: Scott completes a kata

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10: Fred and Susan swap smiles during a performance of Pinan Nidan

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11: Scott performs Pinan Nidan

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12: Scott performs Pinan Nidan

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13: Susan performs Pinan Nidan

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14: Susan performs Pinan Nidan

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15: Scott and Elijah perform Pinan Sandan

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16: Felicia, Fred, Elijah, Susan, and Scott attend to instruction

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17: Scott concludes Pinan Yondan

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18: Krohn-sensei, Fred, and Elijah perform Pinan Yondan

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19: Elbow strike!

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20: Knife-hands!

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21: Kokken!

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22: Scott demonstrates the opening of Pinan Yondan

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23: Elijah, Fred, Felicia, Scott, and Susan demonstrate the opening of Pinan Yondan

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24: Scott SMASH!

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25: Pinan Yondan

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26: Pinan Yondan

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27: Pinan Yondan

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28: Elijah performs San-chin

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29: Moving on to Aikido class…

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30: Stepping through kokyu nage

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31: Felicia and Fred practice nikyu

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32: Fred, Robert, and Elijah practice nikyu

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33: Austin demonstrates the scuba hand-signal for 'out of air' receiving a punch

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34: Smiles are exchanged during a brief lull in class

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35: Elijah is notoriously difficult to throw

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36: Felicia shows Robert the meaning of pain shiho nage

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37: Austin throws Robert

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38: The class pauses for a brief lecture

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39: Elijah and Austin discuss the next technique

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40: Krohn-sensei demonstrates kokyu nage with Austin

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41: An explanation of some of the finer details of the throw

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42: Hugs all around! …no, actually, just more kokyu nage

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43: Sensei throws Rob

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44: Robert throws Elijah with kokyu nage

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45: Demonstrating the next technique

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46: Looks like ikkyo to me…

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47: Felicia and Robert work on nikyo

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48: Rob grins, despite the pain

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49: Austin, Fred, and Elijah listen to sensei

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50: Robert gets revenge on Felicia…ikkyo-style!

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51: Felicia applies nikyo to Robert

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52: Why trying to block a knife-thrust may not be the best idea

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53: Instead, why not try kote oroshi?

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54: Stepping through the throw

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55: Over he goes!

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56: BAM!

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57: Felicia performs kote oroshi on Elijah

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58: And over he goes!

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59: Rob performs kote oroshi on Fred

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60: Austin and Fred work together

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61: Post-class discussion!

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