Friday, May 19, 2006

Status Report

Tomorrow is The Big Day - testing for Sr. Red belt. If I pass, the next belt is Bo Dan or "temporary black belt" and the one after that is Black. I'm not nervous yet. My knee is doing OK. We did a gruelling sparring exercise Monday night and, oddly enough, it's been feeing a lot better since then.

Tonight we got to try 3 midair kicks. 3 kicking bags were lined up in a row and we had to run, jump and try to kick them right, left, right, while flying past. I was so sure I finally had it down, only to find out I was NOT kicking the first bag at all, kicking the second twice (R, L) and the third once. Poo. :-P How I could do that and not see that I wasn't kicking the first bag is still a mystery.

My left bun is sore from doing high hook kicks last night. The Master (tall - 6'2") held a paddle with his arm fully extended up over his head and had me hook kick it. I truly didn't think I could hit it, but somehow I did. 15 times. (OK I think I missed once) And now I'm sore, LOL! Well, between that and trying to hold my sidekick forever for the pics last night. . .

But overall, my status is good. I'm not sick (thank Goodness!) or injured other than my standard knee thing, which shouldn't affect kicking at all. I know the answers to all the questions, so it's just a matter of not brain-wiping anything. And not throwing up. And making myself keep kicking even when it feels like I can't breathe or lift my legs anymore.

OK, I am a little nervous already, but mostly I'm in denial.

12 comments:

jackt said...

To prepare you should practice in tighty whiteys. I've found it to be a very effective uniform when training in the various martial arts, such as lightsaber dueling.

Good luck with it, and if you are ever mad at me please remember to spare my face. Anything but my face.

Faltenin said...

Well, here's a good luck kiss...

*insert smooch*

Candace said...

Jack - as Egan might be able to tell you (ONLY because I mentioned it on his blog) a random thief broke into my house stealing ONLY my light coloured panties. There's no other explanation. This means I was going to either have to either go commando or choose between dark, leopard spots, or The Avenging Unicorn undies which SHOW through my white pants. Ack. Fortunately, I lucked out and one pair did resurface today, but I was not able to practice in them, and you know what that means - I am not a Jedi yet.

If I ever get mad at you (how could I?) I will be sure to spare your stunning face.

Fal - thank you! Now I will remember that, swoon and pass out during testing. But when I come to, between that and the High Five, I will have some reserves to draw on during all that gruelling kicking.

I am such a geek that the Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear was running through my head this morning.10 points to anyone who has a clue what THAT means. 100 points if you can recite it without Googling it. I bet no one can, so I can safely raise the stakes to nude pics. . . of my sis. HAHAHA!!!

jackt said...

Fear is the mind killer. That's about all I remember. Nekkid pix of N E 1 is fine. To a guy they're all good.

jackt said...

*edit*: Nekkid pix of N E HOT WOMAN is fine.

Toby said...

Fear is the mind-killer. - 10 points?

You have it going on. I know you'll reach your goal.

I must be white trash because I like the undergarments showing through. A black bra under a white shirt is sexy.

Candace said...

Jack and Toby - WOW! I'm impressed that you guys knew what it was! I'll see about posting some half-naked pics of my sis since you got that much. :-D Ha! Nice disclaimer Jack, LOL! Toby - holy cow - maybe HE stole my underwear!

Jaichan said...

I get nervous when I see coaches with paddles. My war canoe coach used to reach down the middle of the boat and hit us with his coxswain blade if we weren't working hard enough during the daily 3 hour practise.
Oh, and as for zombie songs, you should check out the the Dean Malnekos. They're friends of mine and they have great zombie songs.
Good luck with the belt!

jackt said...

Hey the "stakes" as you put it were "nude pics", not "half-naked"! There's a whole world of difference!!! :)

OK I will stop being pervey now.

Candace said...

Thanks, Jai! I'll check it out! And thanks for the well-wishes

Jack - That was for full credit. for partial credit, I think partially clothed pics are not a bad compromise! ;-) Why would you want to stop being pervy?? :-)

Trundling Grunt said...

Well, I can't profess to understand all this martial arts thing but I can wish you good luck. I'm sure you'll do it as you've set your heart to it and you seem the determined sort.

Again, good luck.

Candace said...

Thanks, TG! :-)

I made it!!!! :-)

I am WASTED!