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Creation Date: 04-15-2003 08:42 PM
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In General Don't think! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #4 New 04-24-2003 09:09 PM
John: "Just do it!"
Me: "Stop thinking."
John: "Free your mind."
Me: "There is no spoon." (laugh)

Me throws John.

John: "That felt better."
Me: "I leaned over too far."
John: "Again."

John shomens.

Me almost throws John.

John: (at same time as Me) "Don't come down."
Me: (at same time as John) "I came down."

John drops Me when I should have been dropping him.

John: "Ready?"
Me: "Yeah."
John: "Sure?"
Me:" Yeah."

Me takes hanmi stance.

John bends over to catch his breath.

John lightning-shomens at Me.

I come up too late and manage a block.

Me: "Too late."
John: "Again."
Me: "Yeah."
John: "Be ready for it."
Me: "Yeah."

John looks over at sensei and Josh.

Me does not.

John lightning-shomens Me again.

Me does one half of the technique and stops.

John: "Follow through."
Me: "Don't think." (nodding)
John: "Again."

Me takes hanmi stance.

John shomens.

Me goes wrong way.

Me: "Oops."
John: "That won't work on the street. 'Er, hold on, man, I went the wrong way.' "
Me: "Whatever." (laugh)
John: "Wharever, yeah. (laugh) Again."

John shomens.

Me parries, tenkans.

Me: "No, no tenkan!"
John: "No."

Okay, well, I'm getting there! And that didn't even touch on my back-falls...a mix between a crumble, a slap, and a roll... Hehe, I'm trying to do too many things at once...

Need to just roll or just slap, not both. John tried doing one and almost hurt himself...it's one of those arts only newbies are good at...and one I hope I soon unlearn!

Forward rolls are getting better, still...John made me try a hard fall by holding onto my wrist. I did a sideways hardfall. Landed right and it didn't hurt, but I swept my legs out too far, instead of going up.

Still a bit dizzy from doing backwards rolls after class...scuffed my head too hard a few times.

Well, brother and sister are starting next week...so that's cool!

Until Tuesday,

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#2 05-01-2003 08:40 PM
Veers Says:
We mumble and laugh a lot... and sensei explains almost everything...several times :] Even on the stuff when we're not talking, I usually think out loud...tell myself "okay" or "no" and such, and what I did wrong. And not all of that dialogue is word for word, probably...but that was pretty close to how it went...and I have one of those odd memories...it's selective photographic, you know? I go to school and remember what everyone was wearing after I get home...*shrug*
#1 04-26-2003 10:45 PM
interesting style of writing there. That's pretty good visualization, but I can't help but wonder how you remember all that dialogue... I can barely remember technique, let alone dialogue. I've had plenty of those conversation-type practices, though. It's fun for a break but most of the time there is little talking at our Dojo.

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