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Anyway I went to watch a Kung Fu class and will be returning next week to take part. So, three martial arts running simultaneously, it's a hard life I lead
Aikido was pretty good last night. I have leant Sensei L my copy of House of Flying Daggers. All people should witness at least once the unadulterated gorgeousness that is Ziyi, Andy and Takeshi kicking arse in a Zang Yimou film. It's ludicrous, but you're watching it for the eye candy not the deep and meaningful life lessons; that you need Crouching Tiger for.
Now ... to get those backwards Ukemi. If I can nail those I can be a good Uke and if I can be a good Uke everything else is practically window dressing!
Didn't make it to Iaido AGAIN this weekend have nothing to blame it on other than my own inability to utilise my time.
101 thing to do this weekend and 99 of them still to go.
I don't think there are any Aikido class' in the town I'm moving to so I will be a Martial arts commuter. Plus I like the people in my class...
I have learnt all sorts of things about my family recently that go a long way to explaining my, at times gut wrenching, belief in my own crapness at EVERYTHING!!!!11111onety!!11!! but it's still hard to fight my way past it.
Doing Martial Arts is a dream I've always had but sometimes when I land with a sickening thud and especially when I am the ONLY person in a class (white belts included) without the confidence to breakfall over someone it's hard to be all smiley-happy-people about my abilities...
bleah! Am I whinging again? sorry about that.
Sunny positivity and self esteem are not natural parts of my personality, they are merely imported on an irregular basis from foreign climes.
My inner Invincible-Sword-Goddess needs a kick up the arse!
Have finally seen Ong Bak now. Muay Thai looks fantastically violent and great fun!
Sadly, Tony Whatsisface is a bit of a wet blanket when he's not kicking the crap out of his opponents, although easly cute enough to be forgiven . He might have Jackie's ability with using random bits of scenery for death defying acrobatics but he doesn't have the man's charm...
R came up after Mondays session and talked about developing my Aikido in a moreindividual fashion. He said the techniques were there but I was having problems because I was trying to use strength. Hurrah!
L, one of my other Sensei, has taken a shine to S and is always helping her with her techniques...and even with her Aikido. I love the fact that he always makes a point of coming over and telling you you've had a good session (if you've had one!)
If someone moves I can normally do a technique (not always in the best style my centre still needs working on but never mind) but when I'm working with The Karate Demon (TKD) it's like trying to get flow out of a fence. Once he's got me he just WILL NOT MOVE! I have similar trouble with some of the others who don't move so much I just feel that at my stage I should be able to move them... grrrr. keep on fighting! in. y'know the most Zen like go-with-the-flow manner. I feel like a sack of spuds because I'm trying to heave TKD round. I need to listen to those physical instincts more.
Find that centre, girl, find that centre!
M is taking the first steps on the road to getting his black belt! Good for him.
ooh... have also found a Kung Fu class that is relatively nearby. I think I'll go over this week and see what the class is like.