Tuesday, December 18, 2007


and at this rate the rest of the family is not far behind... those that aren't already ahead of me!

2 1/2 years of accelerated gradings whenever possible and a torn hamstring limiting my training these last few months. I certainly could have done better but i did pretty good.. especially the sparring!

Yes, I do feel proud of myself.

OK! I now give myself 2 SWORDS for sheer perseverance!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Black Belt approaches

One week and one day till black belt grading. Unfortunately I'm not looking as fierce as I'd hoped!

My hamstring tear took a good 3 months off my prep and I'm still sore. Long recovery! It appears that I am getting older. That is life.

Which is all the more reason to do this NOW! Fortunately all the grandmasters are at important meeting in Melb re future of TK in Aust... perhaps fall out of TK Aust sacking from AOC?

Anyway. One way that being a couch potato has helped me with black belt is finding some good patterns on You Tube to help me practise.

I kick arse with patterns!

Saturday, December 1, 2007