Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Sandan testing has been mentioned. My reaction, of course, was "Are you kidding me?!?"

I don't care if I never, ever grade again. Seriously. As long as the learning doesn't stop, I'm good.

My training has been spotty - other than the outside-the-dojo ancillary stuff. Solo tonfa training, however, is going well, but that and teaching are all I do in gi these days - thanks to my job schedule.

How ironic is it that just as I begin to settle into my "gotta get it in when I can so I don't get rusty" mindset, THIS gets put out there.

Truth is often stranger than fiction, I guess...

1 comment:

  1. I feel this way sometimes too. But the growth of the institution of karate depends on people pursuing the ranks that they deserve. I've seen the situation where one person is a 5 dan and the other is a 3 dan and the 3 dan has been practicing 10 years longer and is far more knowledgeable. It can lead to some unfortunate situations...situations that can be avoided by doing things at the appropriate time.