A surprise visit from an instructor from the Vancouver school led to training in some new material. We will focus on the new material for the next while in hopes that it will make a seminar in August more smooth.
Started covering the basic attacks and counters with the sword. Despite being a very basic set (or because it is), this one set contains many different concepts including timing, spacing, alignment, and efficient striking.
This day we reviewed all of kumiuchi and zaai. We were able to get through kumiuchi but need a bit more work before we can get through all of zaai. However, as we near the end of the school year and people go home for the summer, I would like to focus on iai for the next few classes as these are one-person kata that can be practiced alone when abroad this summer.