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2/24/13 1:33 A

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All training is up and down, it's ok. I've tried my techniques on my left side, that's hard!
We worked a lot of internals today in my class, I am beat. Our brains are worked as hard as our bodies.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

Ann


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2/23/13 7:38 A

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This week had some ups and downs, training-wise. On Wednesday, it was just me and one other student (we're a small school - adult classes of only 2-3 students are not unusual; kids classes have more) who is a brand new white belt who... just doesn't get it. It's like every class he has to re-learn the most basic things.

Like, when doing a self-defense drill, don't actually hit your partner. Even gently. You can make contact on the block, but not the strike, if they're not wearing gear. One would think this would be common sense, or that he would have caught on when no one else was making contact, but apparently not. And spending 10 minutes breaking down the most basic white belt self defense technique was pretty frustrating when I'm more than halfway to my black belt. Reviewing basics was good, but this was like... remedial.

Yesterday, though, I was the only one there. So after we went through all 16 of the step-sparring techniques that I know without a problem, my instructor said, "Okay, so we'll try something that's not required. We'll do it again... on the left side."

Which, I probably don't need to tell all of you, is HARD. Things that have become instinctive now require huge amounts of brain power. We got to laugh at ourselves (well, mostly at me ;-)) a lot, but hey, I made it through 1-10, so that's pretty darn good, I figure, considering that he eventually told me that this is something they don't normally focus on until SECOND DAN black belt!



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2/21/13 3:35 P

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Last monday in class I took a hard fall wrong and irritated my back injury. Despite taking things easy Tuesday and early Wednesday, I only made it through half of class last night. After warm ups and moving basics I was nearly unable to put any weight on my left leg. Hopefully resting today and tomorrow and some time in the pool will help soothe things enough to train this weekend.
I also hope everyone else is doing well.
Alicia, how's your knee?

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

Ann


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2/19/13 1:13 P

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Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that Alicia, take care and I hope it heals quickly.

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

Ann


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2/19/13 11:15 A

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I fell a week ago sunday and hurt my knee. Went to class finally on Thursday and man it hurt again. the pivoting made it worse! I am now feeling better, but not sure i should go to dr or not!

Hope to get to classes again soon!

Alicia

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2/18/13 8:41 P

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I'm having a great day so far, nice long walk in the sun with my dog and class in a couple hours. Tomorrow resumes business as usual, but it's nice to have a day off when you aren't sick.

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

Ann


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2/17/13 1:51 P

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Just about through February, here in Alaska that's usually the coldest month of the year (not this year though) and for the rest of the world Spring is just around the corner. I have a yard now, first time in years, and I'm planning a huge vegetable garden, maybe some berries too emoticon
On the martial front, class yesterday was fabulous and scheduled for usual times this week, Monday and Wednesday evenings. I hope everyone else is having a great weekend, take care of you ladies!

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

Ann


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