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Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 20:00 to 21:45
Room: 
Large Classroom
Student should bring: 

nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

Welcome
- today's goal: large R strike, direction of energy

warmup: 16's Drill
- review the "elements" 0, 1, 4, (5, 9, 13) 2, (6, 10, 14) 3, (7, 11, 15)
- stance check
-- what are the three variables of stance?
--- distance
--- pi angle
--- stance angle
- whole drill

large R strike
- 16 hits (separated by 8 counts)
- what are three characteristics of the beautiful big strike?
-- tone: probably main, but dependent on all the other goals
-- relaxation: key! but only exciting in conjunction with...
-- speed: continuous acceleration, speed at impact
-- clear strike axis: all energy goes directly into drum
-- grace of bachi: free to move in the most natural, simple path
- stance check
- 16 hits
- starting up position
- 16 hits
- first split second
- 16 hits
- upper arm as impetus: assist with push
- 16 hits

ender: copycat
- M patterns, focused on final R
- slightly more complicated, Otsuri-based patterns

Teacher(s): 
Kris Bergstrom
Attendance: 
Jomya Lei
Raymond Jimenez
Russel Nishida
Lori Nishida
Ritsuko Gandy
Sage Alahmad
Aisha Alahmad

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Tue, February 10, 2015 01
Tue, February 17, 2015 02
Tue, February 24, 2015 03
Tue, March 03, 2015 04
Tue, March 10, 2015 05
Tue, March 17, 2015 06
Tue, March 24, 2015 07
Tue, March 31, 2015 08 - coach
Tue, April 07, 2015 09 - coach
Tue, April 14, 2015 10 - coach
Tue, April 21, 2015 11 - coach
Tue, April 28, 2015 12 - PEAC
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