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Old 04-02-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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Dojo: Aikido Musubi Ryu/ Yoshin Wadokan
Location: Hamilton
Join Date: Aug 2003
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New Zealand
Re: A most embarassing start to a test

For my first two or three kyu grades I would always stuff up the tai sabaki (body movement drills) even though I knew them well and had no problem during training sessions. The nerves would get the better of me and as sensei called a change to the next movement I would either get out of time with everyone else or do the wrong movement. It looks bad when everyone turns to the left and I step forward

Thankfully I got over it by about 4th-3rd kyu.


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