Tonight was the first class under the new “home room” system. For the first hour, a small group of us white belts got to ask questions, and work on techniques to address specific problems areas. After that, we rejoined the rest of the class for sparring. The advantage of this approach is that we get training that is more specific to our individual needs, rather than being taught a random set of moves each class, and trying to figure out which ones to incorporate into our repertoire. I believe the idea will be eventually to do an hour of individualized technique training, followed by an hour of sparring. That will mean I won’t get out of class until 9:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Friday should remain the same. Hopefully, I’m up for it.

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