I think the count till the test is around sixty days. With that in mind, Reed used the after class to run Mark and I through the test.
The test consists of:
1. one run through of Kyoku Roku Dan
2. one run trhough of Nifanshi Sho Dan
3. demonstrate all ten bunkai - two times each
4. two run throughs of the KRD application; once as defender and once as attacker.
5. two run throughs of the NSD oyo; once as defender and once as attacker.
After looking fairly well through most of this well completely fell apart on the NSD oyo. We'd been doing it wrong for so long that it was messing us up. So that'll have to be retooled. Just two moves, but we were crappy with that anyway so a relearn is going to take a bit. The problem is that if we have an issue we need to go directly to Reed to confirm. The other folks have long forgotten the moves and tend to cement our bad behaviors.
Reed gave us a sheet of notes, but thankfully a lot of what we did was good, but the stuff we need to work on doesn't seem insurmountable. In fact this morning I was able to remember one or two points to work on.
In addition to this confirmation the review committee with ask if we want to add anything. Assuming we can learn some more stuff we might be showing European blocking or the advance elbow techniques. Time will tell.
Regular class was a bit of a blur. I worked with the kids on a new move so we all stumbled through that a bit and then did my kata a bunch of times.
The countdown is on!
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