Training Log 2 of 24

Same song… second verse! Here’s what I did for  week 2: Monday: 2 hours in the dojo. Tourney prep and class. Focus on back-hand block front-hand strike and control. Hang that kick out there and stick it baybee! Tuesday: Bit o’ history study. 2 hrs in da dojo. Focusing on punching & kicking drills (using […]

Training Log 1 of 24

It’s time! Time to get serious about my next karate belt test. I am trying to find ways to not only keep track of my training for my next belt (san kyu; first brown) but to also stay motivated. So I’m gonna blog it! Woohoo! There are approximately 24 weeks (6 months) until the test. […]

Monday Musings: Karate

Some rather disjointed thoughts here. After last week’s post on this, I thought I had such a clear idea of the “next step”. But now, late Sunday night, I wonder about that thought. And where it went. LOL! Teaching: After Sensei’s comment (Sensei reads my blog, woot!), I thought maybe I had a better track. […]

Monday Musings: Karate

Another alliterated title! Woot! O.o My make-ahead sessions are pretty run-o-the-mill now. Nothing new. Except maybe pressure canning chicken broth. Yeah, exciting eh? So I’ve been thinking this would be a good replacement or at least something to write about until something exciting happens in the make-ahead department. And it will help me tackle some […]

Saturday Sol

This was my view today while doing yoga (this Ekhart Yoga video) on the deck. I love the look of walnut leaves. The leaflets seem to create gentle echoes as they get smaller. I keep thinking there is a “tangle” design in there… somewhere. Haven’t done anything all week between sickness, sleeplessness and laziness. But […]

Dojo Monday

Trying to come up with more themed posts like Work-table Wednesday. So… since karate class is on Monday evenings…. Boyo has joined the adult class now which I think is über cool. The “cost” of this additional training is to help in the lower classes. Another über cool thing. But that’s not really what I […]