Tuesday, March 28, 2006

There must be something in the air

We here in Alamogordo received news last week that Sensei Rogers is coming for a visit. Upon his arrival we all will be graded. Sensei will be doing his grading on April 1st, I don't know if this is relevant or not, but as always it will be a tough one. We as a class look forward to a visit from Sensei Rogers, but you can see the fear in the eyes of some of the newer members when a grading was mentioned. I tell them that the pain is temporary, but the pride of that next step to reaching there goal, what ever that may be, will make it worth while. I don't know if the pep talk helped or not, but I do what I can. I'll have more when the crying is done. I wish you all luck who will be grading and congratulations to those who already have.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Grading in the UK

Basingstoke Dojo. Grading 24th March.
As always this was another hard grading for all the students involved.
Only one beginner received his 6th Kyu. Two 5th Kyu's received 4th Kyu. Karen despite a good effort failed her 2nd Kyu. This was Jasons first attempt at first Kyu, he worked hard and failed.

Although Jason failed he was able to take home lots of lumps.

The grading was conducted by Sensei Andy Lyon - Sensei Mark Eastman - Sensei Brad Beeden.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Basingstoke

Everyone is getting ready for the grading, which is next Friday (24th March). Judging by my performance things are going to be hard. However, the week after i will be flying to florida and visiting Disneyworld. I will write a report on how it went.
Aiki

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Chuck Monkeys!!

Pinnochio comes with free Chuck Monkeys!! 2 guys with spunk!! no real experience but willing to mix it up. 2 even tried going up against Mr Chad and Myself. after i put down them both individually they tried to double team Chad.
They were not successful. after being slapped a couple times uke 1 charged Chad and was caught in irriminage variation with the chin grip. his buddy tried a round house kick and Chad used uke #1 as a shield. Uke 2 kicks uke 1 in the side of the head. Chad takes uke 1 to the ground. Uke 2 attempts a knee to chad who reverses uke 1. uke 1 recieves knee from uke 2 as Chad chokes out uke 1.Then drags uke 2 to the mat and chokes him out.
Was a lot of fun for all. with exception of maybe uke 1