Re: Aikido goals
It dawns on me I have not reviewed the goals that I posted on this thread in a while. So:
* Relax my shoulders, arms, elbows when throwing and being thrown;
-improved a little bit here.
* Improve my strength and endurance with some conditioning;
-improved a lot here, and continuing to improve.
* Try not to get frustrated when it seems like I'm not picking up a technique or when I'm tired;
-improving a little bit here. My first seminar was rough, but I think I'm starting to relax and calm down.
* Focus on my observation skills. Get better at observing a technique and learning it from the observation;
-improving a little bit here. This is going to be a tough one to learn for me.
* Be more decisive/assertive when training.
-improving a little bit here. Takes me a while to 'warm up' to technique, but then I can be pretty committed.
* Talk less on the mat;
-doing a lot better here. Partly because I've been so tired lately.
* Learn more vocabulary
-doing really well here. Really starting to get a sense of the language.
* Test for rank at least once.
-missed March test due to stupid knee tendonitis. Will be testing in July. So, barring a horrible mishap, I will meet this goal in a little over a month.
The old goals definitely still apply, but I've got a few new ones:
* work on hands and fingers, "live hands" (not to be confused with "jazz hands"
* work on developing sense of center
* rehab and strengthen my knee and quadricepts.
* if knee is strong enough to do it, finally do a forward roll.
* work on getting a regular training routine outside dojo, some aerobic, some stretching and strength training.
Last edited by CarrieP : 06-12-2008 at 10:51 AM.
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