Thursday, September 20, 2018

So Much Wando

It's been a couple of weeks!  Work turned into a bit of a nightmare.  I've been working 10 to 12 hours days for about 10 days straight now.  The exhaustion didn't leave me much time to do anything, but eat dinner and go to sleep and then do it all over again.

The emergency is slowly resolving give me some more time to myself.  And maybe I'm getting used to the long days, but in any case I was able to go to class for the first time in awhile.  Let's just say that my performance was less than adequate in my own mind.  But the occasional practice I've been doing kept me from looking like a total failure.  Olivia and I ripped through out list of test katas in 45 minutes.  I didn't look good on two of the bigger ones, but the speed made me feel good.

In the main class we focused on a single kata, Wando, and I was able to refine that pretty darn well.  Lots of things I'd missed in the pass.  I took about 15 minutes to work with one of our new Brown belts, Mia.  I'm not impressed with my ability to be objective with another persons kata, but I did find a few things to target that caught my eye so maybe I'm not that horrible afterall.

After class finished Reed, Daniel and Olivia practiced their big demo for the next tournament.  An incredible fight scene for the entertainment portion of the day.  They used Wando as the base and created a fight scene based on all the moves.  Lots of fun and bodies flying.



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