Last Wednesday we spent another evening devoted to shinsa training through embu. I like this kind of solid practise and it stops me being distracted by other people.
Key points for me to remember:
- Chiburi from shoden needs to be more clearly accelerating into the cut whereas seitei can be a bit more steady.
- The first cut in Tozume needs to be a little more diagonal (this needs some work).
- Yamaoroshi tempo mustn't become labored during the drawing process even with circles considered.
I think the time is getting close to having another video review and then maybe take a break from the shinsa training to do some broader koryu training. I would like to ensure that my koryu kata for the grading are the "best of the bunch" rather than the few I could manage...
More coming up in a separate post...