I now have around 30 registered students with around 17-22 on the mat each class.
Tonight I had one of the new students - one that started from scratch - throw me with a legitimate (ippon) throw in full-blooded randori.
Look, ive been thrown plenty of times in randori of course but this was the first time I have truly been caught with a great throw by one of them.
It was enough for me to stop the class, tell everyone that did NOT see and gave the young man a round of applause.
Man, I felt proud.