Sparring was with 2 white belts and Kawaii who is now brown, also F-sensei. One of the white belts uses strength and spazzes quite a bit. If I am not careful with my head placement I can sometimes eat a knee. The other white belt is F-sensei's friend up from Osaka, he trains at Paraestra Osaka. He is getting much better and he felt very relaxed during sparring, using little strength but thinking more of technique. I told him after sparring that I was impressed with his ability to relax and not use strength. Now that I can see the difference in some white belts I wish I had this hindsight when I was white. If I could go back, I would relax more and think only of technique. Never try to muscle until the point of escape. I think the reason that I got such a spanking each time I sparred at white belt was because I was too aggressive with little technique. Technique with slow calculated movements would have been much better.
Sparring time: 5 x 6 mins = 30 mins
Notable moments: Getting into x-guard a hell of a lot. Sweeping Kawai with x-guard scissor sweep (Pg 218 of Marcelo's book if you have it).