Since I put up this blog with my photo site, the nature of recording what I learnt has occationally turned into some sort of social chat... I am not sure if going reader-oriented will make it more interesting. Typing "my kote is so sharp today" isn't as exciting as trivia like "Ando Kaigo (50th AJKC Champion) passed Rokudan at Nagoya last weekend (not in the same court of course) - so did my sensei"
Anyway.. Editorial decision is mine. I rant on whatever I like!!! (HAHAHAAA)
Something funny happened today. I was thinking about 100% focus on the practice from warming up to final seiretsu... I don't know what I ate wrong but there are MASSIVE itchy skin inflammation developed on different parts of my limbs... Take my arm and thigh for example:-
(See the white-ish patch on my thigh is bigger than my hand!! That's 4pm today.)
Arggghh I kept scratching myself at home and in the cinema today (Star Wars!!), and it has obviously become reaaaally difficult to not think about it during keiko. But I did manage - if I focus more on my kendo - the rashes disappears (and then another patch starts getting bigger)...
At kirikaeshi we were told that for advance people, motodachi should only move the blocking from one side to another when the cut arrive (and not to put it there and wait for it) - New stuff I learn to help kaeshi waza...
Eda-sensei pointed out to me after keiko that my left hand did not raise high enough for a cut, plus my right fist punches too much going downwards... Also I have a tendancy to hit an inch short (!!)... And this is because my stance is too wide, back foot not keeping up. These days I am trying to work on seme-ashi, but I should also work on drawing my back foot forward too!! Adding to that, another senpai points out that when I hit I pulled back my upper body (previously I pulled back my head - which is worse...)
Sometimes I focus on one thing too much and ended up over-doing or over-compensating for it... I need to bring balance to the force!!
Gosh... So itchy - how can I sleep???