Now that the holidays are coming up, the classes are generally winding down for a few weeks until we start again.
The UofArizona battodo budokai just ended last Friday. We'll start again after the first week of school. I'll be teaching on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30, and the sempais will be available on Fridays at the same time. The location is the same as before: the Student Recreation Center on 6th St & Highland Ave, usually upstairs either in Dance Room… Continue
Added by rawnshah on December 10, 2007 at 4:28pm —
After a second move to hurry and find an indoor location--of all things it's been raining in Tucson which is very unusual--we finally had our shodan candidates test cut yesterday. I had to do my sandan test cuts too. We finally got permission to use the Kodenkan dojo, as long as we moved all the mats out of the way, and cleaned up thoroughly afterwards.
We used my new stand, and shihan's old one, so the cutting actually went a little faster, but even then, with just five people, it… Continue
Added by rawnshah on December 10, 2007 at 8:52am —
It's time for testing again. So far I've already tested the new rokkyu students in the Catalina Foothills class. The very first test tends to be graded fairly leniently. But, as I say to them, that the next tests get harder and harder in terms of the grading itself, and there's of course more and harder material too.
Also coming up are our new Shodan candidates: Andrew Dicenso, Dusty Alexander, and Steve Waldstein. They will have to demonstrate their cutting ability up first, and… Continue
Added by rawnshah on December 6, 2007 at 2:31pm —