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Mama Deb [userpic]
Pakua Diary 1/09/04

Arrived very late. Only Instructor Dominique, Instructor Riki and me.

Brief warm up. Ins.Riki led the 24. Brief one on one, where I was taught to "work in a 'u' formation" - stepping forward before kicking, moving in a vague U-shape.

Then we did one-step-fighting, but instead of steping forward with a punch, we were to step forward with a choke hold. There were two variations.

1. Slide back from the attacker, kick outside in to the hand (move the rear leg in a circe from the outside in, aiming the foot to the hand) and turn 360 degrees, keeping your eyes on your opponent as much as possible and your hands up, to end with a side kick to their side. Very, very difficult to do. At first, I was stepping back, which meant using the wrong foot, and you have to aim well *and* hit well.

2. Duck under the hand and push the opponent down into a back- or side-fall, and finish with a kick or punch. Very, very simple and fun. We spent much less time on this variation.

We finished with a fast shadow movement.

Instructor Dominique also gave me permission to do a demonstration at ConneXions, but I don't think that's going to happen.