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Creation Date: 02-26-2005 11:02 AM
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In General Test Prep- Chippin' at the rust Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #69 New 11-15-2005 10:42 AM
Last night was more test prep.I've never practiced (really) defense against a front snap kick, which is on the test this time... including the pin. I'm kinda hesitant on it. I have bad knees myself, so I'm very cautious when it comes to this technique/pin. The pin can be brutal, especially the yonkyo which "I" found just inside the ankle above the knot bone... whatever it's called. Vicious!

Kokyunage: I found enough to pass the test, but I wasn't happy with my performance. I really need to quit "stopping" like I do. KEEP GOING! DON'T STOP! One of these days... I'll do that. hehe

Kaiten nage: I need to extend more to catch the arm. Foot work is rusty as well, but I think I'm getting it. Now, the Ura version is a bit off. I know what I need to be doing... just getting there. I dunno. We'll see how the test goes.

Katame waza: Not worried. Just needs some fine tuning.

I think this test is going to go better than the last test. Derren Hill and I were partnered up on our last tests and taking the ukemi along with doing the techniques wore me out quick! If all I have to do is the techniques, I should be much better off this next test time.

2 hours!

Back in class Wednesday and then test on Thursday. If all goes well, I'll pass and then test Shodan this time next year. Sensei was already tripping over himself last night refering to me, Lan and Couch as the black belts. LOL Long story, I'll spare ya...

Till Wednesday!


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