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Brian tested for his 3rd kyu on Monday. I think he passed. I don't know yet. Should know next week. He did really good, but the techniques we practised a few weeks ago weren't the ones he did on his test. Tucker Sensei had to show him the proper ones to do... and those were the ones we did a few weeks ago on a Saturday AM training session (note, not a class). I wonder if maybe our other training sempai might have confused him? I haven't been doing my Saturday AM training in a while as I've been enjoying the great outdoors.
I'll be testing for 3rd kyu... mid next month. Okay... actually in about 2-3 weeks. But Blok Shihan is visiting next week. I think I'll not send submit an application until after that. So.. end of July? I dunno.
Testing in Arnis tonight for my purple belt. Eeks. The goal is to avoid injury between now (3:56pm) and 6:30pm. The last time I tested... that afternoon, I pulled a muscle. Then, I had to go buy a cake. At the cake aisle in Raley's, the muscle spasmed and I was unable to move my leg for a while. I called both Tucker Sensei and Mr. Gonzales and told them that I might be a tad late to class that Friday night... and that I had pulled a muscle and I didn't know how I was going to do on my test.
Mr. Gonzales tested me anyway. I did two techniques and my test was over. He knew from my "pre tests" that I could perform the techniques well enough at my level. I think the grimace I displayed on my face as my muscle tightened and spasmed convinced him to stop the test right then and there. I think hobbling/limping onto the mat also told him the test might be abbreviated. Hopefully, tonight, as I pick up some cupcakes from Raley's, nothing will happen. Ugh.
My ukemi has sucked horribly lately. Okay... so perhaps it's always sucked but it sucks moreso lately than usual. I keep rolling over my neck during forward rolls. Doing our accelerated hand falls does something to me... so when I do forward rolls, I tend to not really jump over... but I don't roll. I think I need to retake "Basic Ukemi: The Forward Roll" again. Argh.
We've lost two students this year. Not "lost" as in they've died... but lost as in they've moved and such. Tonight, Elliott leave us. Hence, the cupcakes. I hope I remember the card!!