8:42:30 PM: Class today with James, Donovan, and Cameron. Donovan had to leave early, and Josh showed up about ten minutes in after getting off the plane from Germany. He showed us several seminar techniques all centered around gyokko ryu ichi-monji. We try to turn the person into hyon (sp?) gyaku by maintaining a single point of contact with the bottom of their wrist throughout the movement. Josh said I made some improvement on uke today. The key to remember: make the circle very exaggerated (in reality it doesn’t appear that exaggerated, but because I keep ending the circle too soon I have to really emphasize the last quarter. The elbow comes up while pointing down).