training post Tournament.
I want to take it easy this week after practicing almost daily for the tournament. I was hoping that the tape, taken by Steven, would be available but only the second tape (w/out my match) was at the dojo.
Spars with Mr Young and Jessie as well as training with a new kid, Bryan.
Came early Tues to join group warm up finishing early by 8:30pm. Plan to contact OSULA Dojo to plan visit. Rika called from Eguchi to confirm my order of Jin Kote. I requested for my name embroidered in Katakana (in silver). She said that it will take
4 weeks to get. that in November!!! Can't wait.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
D Day. My First Shodan Match
Met at 7am at the Dojo. Rode with Jessie, Van, Steven. Line up and Roll call at 9am. Kata Demonstration was great.
Ikkyu Matches: Tammy and Steven. Adult Kyu matches: Van (2nd round), Jason. 1-2 Dan Matches: Me, Won, Mr. Young, Jessie, Ji Su.
everyone Came out ! Mom, Len and Kids, Jay/Nhi and Kids!
Lost in first round to Keith Kawagishi/Costa Mesa. I was very happy with the match. Though lost, I was comfortable and not nervous, got some good swings. Sabumnim was satisfied.
alot of work put in 2 months/34 lbs.
1000 suburis in 1000 days
I can only get better.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
10/03 Early at practice today. We had a visiting Sensei Parl, 7th Dan from Cypress to teach match etiquette and terms.
2-0 on practice matches. Had a spar with Hagiwara 3dan from Sho Tokyo.
Reminder: bring forearm down to defend Do. Improper to block with arms raised and lowered shinai.
Dropped off by Ellen. Practice matches today 2-1. focus on defensive moves to counter kote strikes.