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Creation Date: 02-27-2005 12:33 AM
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  #188 New 05-27-2005 10:40 AM
5/26/05

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Training going well, I even have most of my Variations well established, or something comes out that looks like one of them in any case, and my Uke falls over. :-)

Sensei approached me at the end of class, after everyone had left (except Rick), and asked if I would mind being bumped from the testing. He explained that I was doing well, and that I most likely pass if I took the test this time. We had a lot of people sign up after the deadline for the testing, some of them senior to me, and that if everyone tested that was ready and had submitted a request form, that the testing secession would be close to three hours long. This was too long for the audience, and most of us that would have to sit in some form of Seiza for that long . :-)

He explained that my test would be even better in August, and that of the people that he could bump to August, I was the least likely to be effected by being bumped. "You are very…..(hand gestures for a regularly scheduled event inserted here)……" I said; "Consistent?" Rick said; "Fanatical?". We all laughed, and sensei said; "More like what Rick said".

It was a little disappointing, but not really a big deal. Relaxing in a way, three more months definitely won't hurt my variations or my Jui Waza. As sensei said, it will make it that much more of a good looking test.

Used my new Tanto when practicing tanto waza with Rick today, at first I wasn't all that sure of it because of the handle length, but once using it, I can see why it is that they made it the way that they did, it is nice to work with.

Occasionally, especially, when working with Rick, I can see some of the changes in my Ukemi. Sometimes it is amazing. I did a break fall out of Kote Gaeshi, which was surprising, as I have been working on trying to figure out how that whole jumping over your own arm works for quite a while now. When I did it , it just happened. (Ok so Noel was right on this whole learning break falls stuff :-p ) .

Mike O's techniques are going well, and Linda K is doing well too. So it should be a good test secession.
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