Friday, July 29, 2011

I like karate

Last night I decided to go to karate, after missing Wednesday because I was too tired. Tia was going to Hidden Mesa to ride, and was taking Delaney along with his bike to ride near her. A good time for those two to get time together, and Delaney to get out of the house.

Tia asked me if I’d come, and bring Kendall, who had spent all day at summer camp. However I didn’t really want to, and I realized that even though I’ve gotten to black belt, I’ve done other things along the way. I’ve built a routine of exercise, used to going to class a couple times a week and working hard. I’ve also built bonds with many of my fellow classmates. I look forward to seeing the other black/brown belts I’ve known for years, and also want to help encourage the lower belts I’ve known for less time.

Sitting in class, struggling a little with balance a couple times, but enjoying the effort to focus and work hard. We had a few people testing for belts last night, and I felt the pressure of providing a good example to them. I found myself smiling inside a little, and enjoying the stress and effort.

I’m not sure what to do from here, continue with this school, or start another one. Delaney wants to try aikido, but there isn’t a school near us. I’d like to see if he’d do something else, but we’ll see what happens.

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