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dory's diary Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 06-29-2005 12:43 PM
a true description of my thoughts (and pain threshold)
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Status: Public
Entries: 29
Comments: 18
Views: 50,760

Entries for the Month of October 2005

In General Dorys Grading Day Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #23 New 10-30-2005 08:56 PM
Ok ... so tuesday I graded .....
But before I start ion that let me just set the scene for u ....
I worked monday night ... got in to the house ... (checked aikiweb naturally) ... then went up to my pit ..... settled down for a long kip .... only to have next door have builders in ..... DRILLING through my walls ... I could have screamed!
so I arrive at Dojo ... 30 mins early .... after having a total of 2 hours sleep!!!! (wow I felt so prepared for it!)
people came .... the dojo looked nice ... and Im sat on floor fighting urge to doze off .... battling myself back upright after the bow ......
.... so the grading ... I go up and Uke for Greg ( a junior) .. he does brilliantlty ... and Im stood (well lying being pinned) thinking ... "hey ... im not nervous at all!"
untill its my turn!
then I go up with my Uke (Kylie) .... and bow before sensei ... have a shot of Saki ..... (which was absolutly VILE!!!!)
turn and bow at my Uke .... only to discover ... I cant remember a DAMNED thing!!!!
not a jot ....
shihonage to start with and I find my feet .,..... I run through the next few ok ... then forget what Tenchinage is .... and have to restart ....
slowly working down the list ... and Kylie is making all my moves look suberb!!! (cheers mate!!!!)
im trying to pin a guy with shaking hands!!!!! (not an easy feat!!)
well the grading goes ok ... and i settle to watch the others ... all of which do fab job ... and Im calming down nicely ....
as it turns out .... I PASS ...More Read More
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In General Dorys Intense Day at the Dojo Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #22 New 10-21-2005 05:49 AM
ok ... its official .... I may as well move in the dojo ...
I was there in the morning .... then back for the midgits ... then stayed on for adult classes!
I cnt walk this morning ... or sit .... or stand ... infact breathing is a bit of a trial too!
although saying that ... i have to confess I managed to wriggle out of ukemi last night .... (bad shoulder u see!)
so in the mroning a run though of my grading ... and it wasnt horrific ...
then juniors .... which is always horrific! (im hoping that my daughter may actually manage 1 session on the mat! .... shes forever being sent off! .... any ideas?)
then the adult session
.. Im grateful for not being the only female up there last night ....
Lucy is possible the most flexible person ever ...
and it contains many shades of wrongness! .... im sorry .... should your arm bend that far??? ... NOOOOOOO its nasty and wrong ...
so lucy is a white belt .... and last night (bearing in mind that we've onli just mastered the rolling breakfall) ... lucy was flipped!
it was beeeeeeeaaaaaautiful!
and she makes more noise than me when doing it!
i feel better about this ! .... i think its a female thing .... if not ... then its definatly a dorset thing ....
I ran through my grading with Kylie (thats a fella!)
he makes me look sooooooo good! (and im gunna need it!)
im first up .. which is looooovely ... (that was sarcasm btw!)
and I'll forget everything!
.... so ... no accidents ... lots of lovely breakfalls .. ...More Read More
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In General Dory gets a Bokken!!! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #21 New 10-12-2005 04:57 PM
in the immortal words of PeterR .... "and the aikido world shudders!"

hey ,,,, Ive been here 5 months now!!! ....
and how much does holding that make you wanna say
"luke ..... i am ur father!"
hehehehe ahhhh man ... it rocked!!!
but im in pain! ..... much much much pain .... my back hurts .... apparently its new muscles being used!
but i hurt ....much to the delight of some chatters! ... lol who know who they are!
so ... i think im picking it up quickly ... im sure my form is sloppy .... but i was concentraing on not making booooosh noises and acting all darth vader-ish!
(i cannot explain just how much that took outta me!)

ok ... so did some bokken work .... and ran through my grading techniques .... which is all good ....
did the jo throw ... and i think im doing ok ...
(more nervous about do in the techniques in front of people rather than the techniques themsleves!!!)
Im shattered ... my body aches and my brain has died .... (no comments needed there thankyou!!!)
gotta run ...
take ye care
em x

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In General Another Dory Day Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #20 New 10-05-2005 09:06 PM
well all is going well .....
I have recovered from day of shame... and back doing my grading stuff ... somink like 20 days to go!!!!!
I know!
so I have my grading techinque of own choice .... sawari wasa Gyakyu katate dori Yonkyo its quite fun!!!
other than that no real news to report ....
I feel its quite a let down!
.... need some more comedy accidents ,,, admitt it ... thats why you read this!!!
anyway ... take care ....
dory x

PS .... Man in black skirt .... u no frighten me!!!
Views: 1511 | Comments: 1

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