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Dante's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-13-2005 10:54 AM
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Status: Public
Entries: 23
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In General 9th December, 2004 - Preparing for Kyu Test Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #3 New 12-09-2004 10:55 AM
Our sensei has scheduled a kyu test sometime at the beginning of Jan '05. As this will be my official 6th kyu test, I am both anxious and curious how I will do.

I've been practicing (alone) at home the various test requirements, however, am limited to only my own movements and visualization. In the past few weeks, I have practiced with others and find that my mind blanks out at times when we yell out techniques to perform.

Although I will take the 6th kyu test, I am preparing for both 6th and 5th level (both hand and weapons.) It never hurts to be ready I suppose.

I hope that the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday doesn't eventually weigh me down - literally.
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In General 26th Novemeber, 2004 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #2 New 11-26-2004 01:09 PM
A quick recap of seminars I attended in 2004:

- UNLV, October
Steve McPeck, Sensei
6th Dan, ASU
Sarasota Aikikai Dojo
3 day seminar

- UNLV, July
Shnugenkai Summer School
Kevin Jones, Sensei
Shugenkai Colorado, Ki Society
4 day seminar

- UNLV, February
Dennis Hooker, Sensei
6th Dan Aikido
4th Dan Iaijutsu
Shindai, Florida
3 day seminar

Occasional visits by Steve Fasen
4th Dan
Shindai, Florida

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In General 24th November, 2004 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #1 New 11-24-2004 11:12 AM
I have been studying aikido under Jim Norriega at UNLV Aikido Club for a year now (started August 2003.)

I know basic movements, techniques and exercises, and am reminded constantly that there is more to learn. Although I don't feel as awkward any longer (like in the first 6 months of study), I have a long way to go.

I'm looking forward to (and continue to practice for) 6th kyu testing.

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