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Arrived late for Iaido, having only decided to go last minute. On the drive home from work I decided I would go, as a treat, but only after I'd done a change of address form. Damn glad I went though.
Spent a full half hour partnering the rather lovely Roger. Partnering meaning wrestling each other to the floor (he can wrestle me down there any time! ). The technical point of view of course was that we were doing Aikido as it was originally meant to be done. "Get your grubby hands off my Katana you oik!" etc Attempting variations of Shihonage and Kotegaeshi whilst trying to stop them drawing and attempting to draw lefthanded. (Just had to put that bit in there so this doesn't degenerate into a page long fantasy about my instructor )
aaanyway... I will wear the huge bruise on my shin with pride... He's a Jujitsu instructor as well as Iaido and couldn't resist putting the boot in occasionally. I think he appreciated having someone who could adapt and didn't mind when he changed moves, or possibly he just doesn't like me . I think I'll go with the former...
*insert picture of me grinning like a Cheshire cat*
Someone just told me I look too fragile to be a Martial Artist. awwww. I love you!!!
I tend to wander round in a slightly gloomy cloud sometimes feeling like an ersatz bloke because I study three martial arts, am completely flat-chested and spend all my time in angry white pyjamas.
So I am a girl after all ! Certainly felt like one last night.