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Creation Date: 02-19-2008 12:49 PM
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In General The joys of frustration Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #19 New 01-29-2012 07:20 PM
Lately I've been reminded of the time I was paired up with a nidan for randori and not only couldn't perform a single technique, but was stabbed repeated until he made sure I knew what we were practicing and said, "...randori." "Yeah...I know," was my thought, "I just suck that bad."
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RSS Feed 4 Responses to "The joys of frustration"
#4 01-30-2012 10:59 PM
mathewjgano Says:
Hi Mary! The short answer is "train enough," but I was probably also a little fixated on the tanto. Also, after a few quick stabs I felt like a deer in the headlights. I've never done much randori, let alone with someone that highly ranked and I don't think he was taking it very easily on me like he did in subsequent sessions.
#3 01-30-2012 08:14 PM
What will you do different next time?
#2 01-30-2012 12:49 PM
mathewjgano Says:
Hi Diana, absolutely it was to help me, and I enjoyed the experience very much! The purpose was essentially to give me a clear idea of what I should be aiming for and to demonstrate where I was. Also, this was at the Himeji Shodokan club and was, I think, a more formal introduction to their randori system.
#1 01-30-2012 06:45 AM
Diana Frese Says:
Probably you don't. Why would a senpai do that unless he thought it would help you improve because you already were at the level and just needed a little "encouragement"

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