I failed kata by one judge...so i will need to retest on the kata part. It was a good lesson for me to take kata more seriously. so now i'm practicing 1 kata a day both sides. i will continue doing that even after i passed the retake.
How did your kata situation play out? All ok?
hey thanks for the add
congratulation on your promotion.
I practice with the East LA County area guys when I go to the Sunday morning practice Industry Sheriff Dojo runs at the University of La Verne.
Yeah, Alan Kern is always a lot of fun to keiko with. It sounds like I might have my hands full with work stuff this weekend, but if I can free up tonight, I would like to head to JCI for one more round with him before he leaves for Atlanta; I think he's then off to Ft. Jackson for Basic, pretty much immediately following nationals.
Oh ok so where do you practice with Tabuchi San? he probably comes to JCI. I know jamie Sensei goes to JCI. BTW Kerns is pretty good! I'm thinking he will go all the way next months.
I've never been to Gedatsu before. Outside of Westside on Wednesdays, I occasionally keiko with JCI Gardena on Friday nights, Industry Sheriff's Sunday morning practice, and at Kaneshiro-sensei's Valley dojo on Saturday mornings.
I work a Mon-Fri, 9-7 kind of job in the Marina del Rey area, so I've long assumed other dojos with weekday practices were out of my reach, but I went to the Gedatsu website to double check and I see their adults & yudansha practice doesn't start until 9:30p. So yeah, I could probably make it out that way for a Friday here and there.
I won't know about this Friday until Thursday though.
Let me know if you think you'll be out that way.
hey when will you be at Gedatsu again? I need to visit to have a check up on my Jodan. I wanted to coem friday but got too busy. maybe i will come next friday or thursday.
It was nice to practice w/ one of your dojo mates last night @ JCI. I think his name was Nick Gallagher, wears kind of a 'color-changing' dou. He may have mentioned recently graduating? makes me feel old. LOL
Ahh now i remember you. very tall guy. yuor last name began with an A. Yeah I have practiced with Jason sensei so much he pretty much knows all my moves. plus he has tons of experience fighting Jodan. I think he didnt want to go for the tsuki too early cause he knows i was waiting for it. he went for it at a perfect time cause i felt like i had driven him back and was about to launch a men...all of a sudden he came forward with that tsuki. i couldn't react so i tried to resist it but he used his strength and pushed it in. LOl Jason's a great guy to fight.
Ahh, I was on the same court, D. Were you going jodan on court D? If so, I remember that tsuki from Jason, it was spot-on. Honestly I was surprised not to see him throw tsuki earlier in the match. If you'd have won that match, it would have been really interesting to see you going jodan with the woman from Sho Tokyo that J.B. matched up with next.
I was one of the masses cut down during the round robin stage this time. Gaku Fukumoto from Sho Tokyo advanced from our group 2-0. I had a great match with him and definitely made him work for the win. No complaints (other than losing the match of course), he was simply better Sunday. I didn't do enough to protect my men from his debana waza and he capitalized on it.
Honestly, I haven't had much 'success' in shiai in a long time; a 3rd place in 2004 was the last time I went the distance. I've had some major time off since those days.