Still Fitting Classes In Whereever Whenever I Can
The last class I took was Saturday in Salem. I sent an email to ask if they were having a class and Mr. Mulligan replied with a Yes... I should come. I came and it was quite a spectacle. Turns out that on Saturday's I guess they share the mat with the judo kids class. This was quite a challenge for me as I enjoy watching them so they are quite the distraction. I also found out that they frequently do a free practice Sat mornings.
There were six of us with me being the least experienced student. Luckily one of the people who showed to practice was the Kendo instructor. I love working with this guy, he's just amazing. Since I think two of the people were going for 3rd kyu this week, we basically did the 3rd kyu test. The most important thing I learned is...... I'm not ready to take a 3rd kyu test. Good thing I'm going for 4th at some point next. Salem's test was just this week. Had I been able to practice more I likely would have tested. There are a couple things I need to brush up on that I am aware of.
Speaking of brushing...... Mr. Mulligan asked us after class if we had time to sweep the lines in the parking lot. Turns out he was going to re-stripe it.
Since my last post I've taken a class at Salem and one or two at Beverly I'm guessing. The last Beverly class had Rob teaching. Rob was attempting to teach his 'watery' style of aikido. It's seemingly softer yet just as effective. In some sense it can be the hardest flavor to pick up. I don't know if it's something you cultivate or perhaps your nature dictates your style.
Thumb still weak btw from long ago. Tendon injurys are slow to heal.