Teacher called me up yesterday and asked if I could run the class from the “doing” standpoint. He lost a filling and apparently when right to infected. His jaw is swollen and misshapen and appears to be fairly miserable. However he still showed up at class and taught a fairly normal class. I only led a few things that required jostling so he could avoid moving his head.
A remarkably small crowd last night: The Wonder Twins, Swimmer, Me and the Tall new guy came in late.
Swimmer is a 16 year old girl who looks perpetually exhausted. She is a competitive athlete at our local high school that requires her to practice two times a day in two hour blocks. For whatever reason she’s pulled into our class and appears to enjoy it fully, but hasn’t really mastered controlling the strength she applies. I notice this is a common factor with a lot of female new comers. Weird.
During our four on one attacks (weee!) she would be set upon by all of us and would deliver the most brutal counters. Teacher would constantly try to slow her down, but even the slightest adrenaline would remove any governance in her strikes. My favorite – which I wish I had video of; it would have made a million hits on you tube – was her attempt to a ridge hand strike on one of the Wonder Twins. This was not foiled but briefly interrupted by the second Twins head. So she executes a shot to one brow and moves on to the others neck. All done so fast and furious that we presumed she broke her fingers in the process. Excitement!
I woke up today feeling like I had the precursor to the flu. All my joints seem sore and I feel achy across my back and shoulders. Great. Just in time for the weekend.