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it's been a while since i posted an entry, but here goes.
ok, monday was a great class, i think my best so far. i really started to understand a few techiques. it really energized me, everytime i hit the mat i couldn't help getting back up with this huge, goofy grin on my face.
and yes, my front rolls still suck. must work on that, but my apt just isn't big enough. so the only place i have to practice is the dojo.
i graduated to doing some of the drills with the other students. hmm, but the back rolls definitely need work. i actually did a few good right rolls. i think so anyway
i was in a state of almost constant confusion last night, but i guess thats normal for beginners. its funny how whenever you get home and sit down for a while, it starts to hit you what you were doing wrong, and start trying to figure out how to fix it. and then things start to drop into place. i just hope that when we do these techniques in class again, that i'll remember what i learned!
i still have to work on keeping my back straight. i tend to want to bend at my waist, instead of at my knees. i'll get used to it eventually.