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CatSienna's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 03-03-2005 01:13 AM
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In General 2nd Kyu Grading Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #57 New 01-08-2006 09:02 PM
Grading was fun although nerve wracking as usual. I was lucky as I got to be in the last row right next to a good aikido buddy who was grading with me. Provided a lot of psychological comfort. I also had two great ukes. The first who reminded me to go slower at the start cos I was jumpy and moving a bit too fast. And the second who tried to help when I blanked out on one move.

It seems to be a grading tradition of mine to always completely blank out on one move. Last grading it was ushiro shihonage and this time I certainly got that one right but then promptly blanked out on the next technique which was ushiro iriminage. And I know I've practised it before and should know how to do it...I did it just the previous day. Sigh, well, time to take more ginko!

Just found out after the celebratory tea I had with a fellow aikido mate that he's planning on migrating later this year. I'm kinda sad cos he joined around the same time as I did...ah well, he's offered me free lodging where he is going if I visit him so that's an incentive to go travelling plus he'll know the local dojos there by that time.
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