Thursday, July 13, 2006

More Newbies!

It's always nice to have new people in the dojo. We have picked up a few new faces in the past couple of months. We now have 3 Jasons!

Good beginner's class last night. It's always good to work on the most basic techniques. There is so much we don't pick up from sensei the first million times we see him do a technique, so I always try to focus on the details of his movement, to see something I hadn't noticed before. This is sometimes hard to do when the mind says "Yeah yeah, I know that one, sure." Then the mind shuts off it's learning mode and goes into autopilot. This is the opposite of "beginner mind" that we strive for, as if we are always relearning, as if for the first time.


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