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Wayofaswede
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Styles: Shito-ryu, Goju-ryu

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you aurik and sensei. Such a moment is like catching a glimpse of a whale coming up for air, glistening for one moment of clarity in the sun. Only to realize it has returned into the depths again the very next second, leaving behind only the rippled surface of the ocean and a sense of having witnessed something extraordinary that has then disappeared out of sight once again. So you keep swimming…


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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wayofaswede wrote:
Thank you aurik and sensei. Such a moment is like catching a glimpse of a whale coming up for air, glistening for one moment of clarity in the sun. Only to realize it has returned into the depths again the very next second, leaving behind only the rippled surface of the ocean and a sense of having witnessed something extraordinary that has then disappeared out of sight once again. So you keep swimming…


Solid post!!

Has the familiar ring of Shu Ha Ri concept.



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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE, Police Krav Maga, SPEAR

PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2022 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wayofaswede wrote:
I believe I just made an important discovery during the end of today’s solo session, as I was ending with two Naifanchi shodan katas as usual:

”Everything should start from the center”

Suddenly all I’ve heard about staying centered (both physically and mentally), using hips not arms, ”the whip” concept - seemed to make sense! Feel eager to start applying this new found understanding to more and more of my karate and to conflict resolution in the public school where I teach. To more and more of my life.



This is excellent! Now you'll wonder how you ever lived without this!
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Wayofaswede
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sensei and Bushidoman, sure felt clear and obvious for a moment

Today I had happy and terrifying news from my C.I: I’m considered ready to test for brown belt, 2 kyu, in two weeks time!

I still haven’t reached 2 kyu in any MA, so it would mean so much to me to pass that test. Preparing mentally for a period of more focused and intense karate practice…

My daughter will test for the first time at the same occasion. In the end that’s of course even more important than my own journey


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2022 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on your up-and-coming 2nd Kyu as well as your daughters first Testing Cycle!! The Testing Cycle takes care of itself, train and train and train...after that...just do your best and DO NOT WORRY ABOUT its outcome. I know! Sometimes that's easier said than done.

This is not your first rodeo, so this Testing Cycle shouldn't be any more stressful than the other ones...right?!? I believe that your daughter might be more at ease than you because she'll have no misconceptions about the Testing Cycles one way or another.

In short, congratulations and go have some fun beforehand.



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