An awesome night was had at the dojo tonight. Perhaps all of that "Wax On! Wax Off!" activity has been of help to me. It was a good workout, lots of sweat and a good round of three point sparring! My most recent kata is Bassai-Dai which focuses on turning a disadvantage into an advantage. This kata emphasizes strong hip rotation, U punches and lifting actions. I love what this sport does for my sense of well-being and balance. The people in the dojo are people who I can always rely on.
Sensai continues to meet with me for a few minutes before we begin to go over Hirigana. This is a skill that will have to be practised very regularly for a long time. Like karate itself, one continues to strive toward a goal…one step at a time. It sounds like this young lady loves this sport almost as much as I do!