Re: slow progress
Wow, while I was typing Larry Cuvin posted with some really good points. And when I re read the thread I found Jon had posted similar ideas to mine about bringing one or more friends....
If you decide to "hang around" as Larry Cuvin says, you could probably get some help from the senpais. I guess you feel you don't get to train with them often enough these days. By the way, I'm curious. When is the test?