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Well, after two months of work, moving, and gernal life craziness... I managed to get back on the mat this week.
First, there was a trip to San Angelo, Tx. for a quick seminar there at Randy Shupe Sensei's dojo. From 3pm to 7pm (though I got out at 6:30pm) we did basics training: katate dori ikkyo omote and ura, shomenuchi iriminage, katate dori iriminage and others. I can't remember all of it, but Randy Sensei is very eager to associate with Kato Shihan and learn his style. In order to do that, Riggs Sensei will be logging many hours in San Angelo, which he doesn't mind at all. Randy was a GREAT help to Riggs by coming to Midland and helping with the build out of the new office and dojo space. We owe Randy a huge debt of gratitude.
Last night, I was in class, finally, with Lan Sensei at the helm. He was in charge, teaching class with myself, Jared and Brandon. Both of these newer students are coming along very well. I was lucky enough to see their last test and was pleased to see how far along they've come.
Class last night consisted of shomenuchi ikkyo omote and ura, katate dori yonkyo and tenchinage. My tenchi is REALLY rusty! I've completely forgotten how to do it... was making stuff up it seemed.
...got...to... get... back... on... the... mat!!!
Anyhow, between the seminar and class last night, put me down for 5.5 hours! By the time I'm all warmed up and ready to go (hopefully before Christmas) I'll be ready for my test and have all the hours needed to do so. Got to get in shape between now and then... 1st kyu is going to be a long... long... LONG test.