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So... What was your best moment of 2005? Aikido related or otherwise...?
I should have gone to the pub with the guys after Aikido last night. I spend so much time bitching about having no-one to hang out with, no-one to go places with, and when I get invited out I say no thanks. Sheesh! Not my brightest of years 2005.
I had an idea for a between Christmas and New Year Party... The Fight Club Party. Bring your favourite movie fight scene with you and we can all argue over whose is best. Have a muck around in the garden. Defence from twiglet you fiend!! It would be cool. I might canvas people for ieads... (I've never hosted a party before! eep)
and STILL the whole concept of breakfalling over stuff kills me. I knackered my shoulder trying to get over a foam snake of all things. I swore at My which went down well. Way to go with the Christmas spirit Frac.
All in all though 2005 has been a great year on the MA front. When L listed everyone who had graded it was amazing... soooo many of us! A new Dan grade amongst us as well, Rw is such a love! So great of him to invite us all to join him with the Sealed Knot... What with that and a holiday together at Butlin's it's been a busy year. I hope I can be involved in the club's anniversary in 2007.
Two new MA's in one year. I could even have done my first grading in Iaido if I'd been so inclined! 10th kyu apparantly. Yikes, that's a lot of grades to wade through, mind you Den reckoned with a couple of lessons a week I could get to Dan grade in a couple of years. Huzzah! I'd still only 2nd Kyu in Aikido by then though, going on my average.
Oh yes, did I mention I have a blue belt. wheeeeee!
... and as for Kung Fu. The best analogy I can think of is that whilst Aikido is family (can't live without it but drives you MAD grrrr) and Iaido is that old school tutor who picks and picks and picks until you're just perfect, Kung Fu is like a new best friend. The type of best friend who introduces you to new things, who pushes you further than you would ever go on your own, who has you hopping up and down with excitement both before meeting them and for hours afterwards and who makes you better to be around when you're outside of class.
Skim over my lack of love-life and stunted career and try to build on the good stuff, right?!?
Have a great Christmas/Hannuka/festivity of your choice. Celebrate the differences don't squash them into Disney-fied blandness, and I will see you all next year! Hurrah for Aikiweb!