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Old 06-21-2004, 05:35 PM   #3
Lan Powers
Dojo: Aikido of Midland, Midland TX
Location: Midland Tx
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 660
Re: Argh! Grading tonight!

Warm, relaxing shower......massage, err, ummmmm "pleasant company".
These things help this old married man calm down and try to center.
It is also cool to spend a while warming up on the mat before hand. Our Sensei usually gives us about an hour to "burn off" whatever nervous energy we need to. Then test. (Works pretty well)
Good luck.......(BREATHE)

Play nice, practice hard, but remember, this is a MARTIAL art!
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