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I just woke up, after 5 hours of sleep, body aches, and tired.
That was a long day, with 3 hours of Aikido seminar and 10-15minutes test. The seminar was great, actually I didn't even noticed the time and hop! it was finished. A lot of people came, from different places of the country, and I managed to speak to some of them and know them (Including teachers of other dojos).
The training was fun, we practiced basics and some relatively more advanced techniques, no wonder my body aches, a lot of falling, ad what not.
The seminar was done, and Test is not to begin, that was he first test I participate in .
My sensei, and 2 other teachers sat in front of us, and told us to select a partner. My partner didn't know most of the techniques and I had to tell him what to do, (or sometimes I've watched somebody doing a techniques which I didn't remember and done it).
The test began in swari-waza (Where 5minutes ago I stumbled upon my toe!!! and now swari-waza hehehe), my sensei called upon names of techniques, such: swari-waza sho-men-uchi ikkyo/nikkyo/shi-ho nage / irimi-na nage..etc, and basically the same in tachi-waza just a bit more extended with more techniques.
I took my personal (inner) test, whatever the senseis saw it or not, its not relevant, I began to practice Aikido around 5-6months ago, so no rank for me this day. As long as I know that I did my best, next time will come much easier.
2 Aikidokas have received Sho-Dan rank, one a 4th kyu, and some kid 7th kyu, I kinda fell a bit drowsy since no one called upon my name, I guess it's just a human nature to want something after a long work, but in the end I kept thinking that I'm doing it for my self and not for any rank, and that thoughts were long gone.
It was a long day, but in the end I'm happy For doing and participating in this seminar.
Next seminar, next month! let's get down to business!!