day 1810 – dragon and demo 


ten years of early morning stanley park doing walk with the dragon in what must be thirty degrees. it’s never easy getting through one these but this year is different; sifu is not in town to give orders from all directions. nonetheless, being under the sun in blazing heat for five hours drained all the water out of me. the demo went fairly well and we got out of the venue before 1pm. my heel started giving me problems as i was leaving the park. when i got home after lunch, all i couldn do was lie down. there was no point in going to hockey in this state, i was better off taking a nap before dinner time

day 782 – quarterly

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just as i thought it is the same old quarterly event, things start to get interesting. unexpected circumstances arise with the stresses of putting together a solo performance on the spot. i suppose there were many things in my repertoire that i could use, but i didn’t want to think and just resorted to some stick knife self defense. another prime example of the always ready expectations put to the test, i can never get too comfortable with that phenomena

day 632 – one on one

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one on one session tonight was a productive one because all attention was on me so had to take things more seriously than usual. i was able to fast track and cover the bulk of what i needed to solidify for my upcoming promotion test. all that i was trying to avoid doing had to be done tonight, there was no choice given. there was even time at the end where i had to do a few randomly selected poomsaes and he gave me constructive criticism. this was not the time to half ass because he forced me to restart from the beginning when when it wasn’t up to standard