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John Boswell's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-26-2005 11:02 AM
John Boswell
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  #53 New 07-20-2005 10:14 AM
I don't know if the pressure to test is getting to me, pressure to train, pressure at work, bills, pregnant wife... or what, but I was in a major funk last night.

We worked on iriminage last night and it just didn't feel very good. During my training, I recall Sensei cutting down at the finish of iriminage, but last night he corrected me saying that I should be cutting out. THAT is why the hip is so important at the end: cutting the nage outward.


I thought I was supposed to be dropping them down. BOOM! Cut and down they go. For whatever reason, I was loosing patience with the whole thing and basically got off the mat and "shadow boxed" the technique for the last 20-30 minutes of class. That seemed to help more than anything.

Things just suck right now: I have family coming into town today and tomorrow, so that gives me an obligation to be with them. They are staying through the weekend, so that cuts into my ability to help Sensei with the new dojo renovations. I'm hoping to put in a little time Friday night, but I just don't know right now if that is feasable. Saturday, Randy Sensei is coming from San Angelo to work on OUR dojo...what a great guy!... and I can't be there? That sucks. Not to mention the fact that spending a little time at home with my pregnant wife would mean a lot to her.

All these things leave me hanging... and I'm supposed to test in September some time. I need more mat hours and if I can't get them, that pushes everything back: 1st kyu test... black belt test next year.


Day by day... it's all I can do.

Now to go break the news about Saturday to Sensei.
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#1 07-22-2005 02:25 PM
CANI C=constant A=and N=neverending I=improvement Progress is sometimes measured in little steps-if you don't take them there is no progress. Your mind can be your worst enemy. If you keep getting down on yourself psychologically you will only get frustrated and start "shoulding" all over yourself. Focus on what you need to do and keep the goal in mind. Quit getting down on yourself so much-you are suffering from the 2nd/1st kyu syndrome (JC went through it)-everything starts going to SH*T. Focus on the basics and continue training. Shadow train at home. Relax and have fun. The only pressure you have right now is that which you put on yourself or perceive. Yeah, the standards are getting tougher-you're moving into an area where more is expected-but fighting your own mind is not helping. Your main focus needs to be on endurance.

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