- Only 4 of us turned up.
- The weather - incl the first snow of the season - managed to make it even colder in the dojo than normal.
- It was the last ever class in that venue.
Thoughts on the session - I'm glad I went even though I've been bone-tired all week. Because there were so few of us, Marcus ran a different sort of class. We worked variations of what I know as a pelampas defence, working from the inside and outside. We then developed this to start adding in striking combinations.
From there we moved on to some knife stuff, using the pelampas defences to defend against single and double blades. We did some sumbrada 5 count drills. It was nice to see that I was just as mince at sumbrada with a knife as I ever was with a stick lolololol. Adding a second knife actually made it slightly easier for me for some truly bizarre reason.
I was training with the inimitable Bear, who is a lovely guy and who definitely deserves top marks for his patience and sense of humour!
I'm certainly not sorry to be bidding farewell to that venue though. Unheated, damp, falling apart, grubby and nasty - nah, not sorry at all.
Here's to many happy training hours at the new venue.