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Old 12-07-2005, 09:51 PM   #1
dan guthrie
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Wish me luck

Thursday night I'll be demonstrating for fourth kyu.

I'm not nervous, yet.

The training has been so great I think I'll start training as if I'm always getting ready for a kyu test.
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:44 AM   #2
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Re: Wish me luck

good luck please tell us how it went, as i am always told before a gradeing fail or pass you have done well to be able to apply to test.

sure it will be ok.
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Old 12-08-2005, 08:07 AM   #3
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Re: Wish me luck

IMHO, if you have been asked to demonstrate, then you already know what you need to know. Relax, breath, get you head out of your own way, and show them what they already know you have. Our thoughts are with you.

Lynn Seiser PhD
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Old 12-08-2005, 09:20 AM   #4
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Re: Wish me luck

Hey Dan, I'm going up for third kyu tonite as well! Best wishes for a great performance! For Both of us...
Now how did that nikyo go....?

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Old 12-08-2005, 10:18 AM   #5
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Re: Wish me luck

Good Luck Dan, I agree if your asked to go then it's for a reason. Just preform how you usually do and you'll be fine. Don't let anything get in your head, and keep your uke in the air .

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Old 12-08-2005, 10:59 AM   #6
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Re: Wish me luck

Don't worry so much about passing and failing. If nobody gets injured or killed, smile; it was a good night.

"The only difference between Congress and drunken sailors is that drunken sailors spend their own money." -Tom Feeney, representative from Florida
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Old 12-08-2005, 12:43 PM   #7
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Good luck and just enjoy the moment.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:25 PM   #8
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I made it in one piece. JO, GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!
I only had two brain farts what's ikkyo? oh yeah. I'm lucky that way. My mistakes were memory mistakes. I just did the wrong techniques.

Sensei just said "and NOW for a shomenuchi IKKYO."

The one thing I did, and I'm proud of adding it, I smiled as often as I could. We had three demonstrations and everyone else was so serious. I made a conscious effort to grin like an idiot.

I firmly believe that promotions are only an indicator for the person demonstrating. These events are milestones for the whole dojo's training. Everyone - whether they are on the mat or not - gets affirmation of their effort.
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:55 PM   #9
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Re: Wish me luck

Quote:
Dan Guthrie wrote:
These events are milestones for the whole dojo's training. Everyone - whether they are on the mat or not - gets affirmation of their effort.
My compliments to you, your school, and your Sensei.

Lynn Seiser PhD
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Old 12-09-2005, 12:06 AM   #10
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Re: Wish me luck

Thanks Dan! I made it ,too!

I'm still not exactly entering, more like "putting myself on the line" and my footwork needs help, but my technique was good.I knew I was making mistakes when I made them, and kept on going the best I could, so I managed to pull off some pretty good techniques. I got the nikyos that were my downfall on my last test, no notes at all on my suwariwaza, complimented on my shihonage and I remember hearing a "good" somewhere in there...and made it through jiyuwaza without running away once.
It was a good test!

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Old 12-09-2005, 05:22 AM   #11
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Congrats the pair of you, keep up the good work!

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:57 AM   #12
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Congrats the pair of you, keep up the good work!
Ditto.

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Old 12-09-2005, 11:16 AM   #13
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Where I practice, my Sensei tells that we have already passed the test since he says it is OK for us to test. He says that the test is just a demonstration for everyone else to see where we are in our training. But, it's still hard to keep calm because we are being tested by other Senseis {6th & 7th Dan}.
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:25 PM   #14
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Woo hoo! Congratulations to the both of you!

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