It was fun, certainly, though there’s always that awkwardness to work through with something like this; you’re doing things that’re all quite foreign, and you sorta feel like a complete klutz with your arms and legs not doing what they ought to. So doing a basic backwards roll I sorta felt like my legs were just flailing about; forwards I tended to go more sideways than I should’ve.
That said, we did do some very basic techniques to work on falling properly, which at least hinted at where things go from here; if I can figure out how to fall, roll about, and keep my pants from falling down–with which the obi, sad to say, does not much help!–I think I may enjoy this quite a bit.
From what I’ve seen of my fellow students, the various teachers, and the atmosphere of the dojo in general, it seems like a very relaxed, supportive place to be, and since it’s non-profit, I don’t get any of that slight feeling of shadiness that I did when I did a little kung fu back in the day.
Overall, it was a very good experience. I’m probably going again tomorrow.