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I've had a mostly successful couple of weeks of training. The empty-hand work is going well. Ukemi doesn't hurt my shoulder. I'm a little rusty, but overall I'm feeling pretty good.
That is, until I start doing sword strikes. My god that hurts! I need to get back into sword work slowly or I'm going to re-aggravate my injury. Part of the problem may be that we, as a dojo, are modifying our basic sword strike in response to criticism we received from our regional director -- a 5th dan. It could be that, in trying to learn the new strike, I'm too tense; putting strain on the joint and muscles that doesn't need to be there.
On the plus side, my jo work seems to be okay.
Tomorrow is my second wedding anniversary, so I won't be in class.