Tuesday, November 01, 2005
T. and I went today though we were both tired. I sat out too much (enough so I didn't hurt myself, though!). We were in the final prep for M.'s shodan (first degree black belt) test this Saturday. We worked on hanmi handachi. We started with the standing version of the technique emphasizing a big first step because in the kneeling version taking a huge step is critical to blending properly and not getting bowled over.