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current status: argh, monday
location: home, playing hookie from work
sounds: travis, "writing to reach you"
ken's test was yesterday. it was very awsesome. eventually, i'll get around to putting up some pictures
tucker-sensei went through the requirements from 9th kyu on up, having ken do a bit of this and a bit of that.
according to tucker-sensei, ken's test was one of better than average tests for 2nd kyu that he's ever seen.
there were a bunch of us that showed up to support ken. we were all used as uke. even me, who took over 100 pictures of the test with the digital camera, who designated myself as backup backup uke. what has this taught me? one, i now know which side of the dojo i should stand on to get the better pictures (more light). two, ken rocks. three, our dojo rocks.
after a while, i kinda got a bit determined with my pictures... i wanted action pictures. i wanted to see people halfway in the air, or legs flaying, for funny "aikido smiles". i kinda got what i wanted.
we should have another 2nd kyu test in the next few months, hopefully. kevin is 3rd kyu, i think. but he is a bit behind because of real life issues.
on another note, guy williams sensei will be visiting us today, tomorrow, and wednesday. guy williams is an advocate of aikibudo. williams-sensei was someone whose sensei was take-sensei (steven seagall). unfortunately, i don't recall williams-sensei's sensei's name. i do have pictures of him though, as i have met him before a Kevin Blok Shihan seminar in Medford, OR. i had the pleasure of working with them both. all i can say about their technique was "wow".
since i've decided to play hookie from work... i should put this time to good use!