2 days before sandan shinsa. Still not too confident about the whole thing - not been practising regular enough, and only had about 1 hour of kata practice... From my dojo there are 5 of us heading for the same grade, and I practise the least.
Last night, however, had been a good practice. Good, in a sense that the kakari-keiko and jigeiko let me attack in the way I wanted. I am winning most of my ai-men, including some taller guys.
Minejima-san's suggestion about pushing from the left leg DURING a cut has significantly improved my cutting speed. I'm starting to cut people's men and kote before they realized they've been cut...! (at least that's what I've been told).
Let me sit back and relax a little bit more over the weekend. Work here is boring as hell, and I found myself preparing for the written part of the sandan shinsa at the studio!
Now I am not sure what I'm going to do after sandan. Will going back to the squad an option? Worth considering, but I'll need to get a pass first.