Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Jo!

Tomorrow I get to "test drive" my new jo, freshly imported from Japan. We are using Japanese white oak, which is heavier and stronger than my other jo (ash I think). I have been a bit squeamish about making full contact with my ash jo vs. the mighty oaks. Charlie has joked about how it's going to break. I think I may now have to buy a titanium nuclear powered jo that emits a poisonous gas when I press a hidden button. Oh wait, I already emit a poisonous gas, but I try to avoid doing that during class.

Monday AM I was a bit cranky about not really wanting to take ukemi so much. The mind complains "Waaaa, who signed me up for this!" falling on the cold, hard TKD mats. Still another month before I return to the main dojo, where the tatami mats are warm and comfy.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Carrboro Sabbatical

Looks like I'm "on sabbatical" of sorts, training only in Carrboro for another month and a half. This seemed to be the right thing to do at the time--it fits my AM training schedule and is close to my house, and also easier on my squeezed budget, but now I miss the dojo, and Sensei is not currently teaching in Carrboro on Fridays. On the upside however, we are practicing jo on Wednesday AM, and this is just a ton of fun! I jes lurves me some steeick fightin'! :-)