Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I'm back

I went to practice last night. With the exception of the single day of practice I mentioned before, it's the first time in six weeks. When am I going to learn this is not the way forward?

We were doing Seitei iai for a little while, but then Sensei declared that we should practice koryu. I don't know how to say this without sounding whiny and defeatist, but I just wasn't built to do Sekiguchi ryu. My legs don't fold that way. Maybe with constant practice I'll be able to get there someday, but right now it seems impossible. So they just kept telling me the same things: "Go lower! Deeper stance! Back straight!" which (currently) are impossible for me. It was kind of frustrating, but I did the best I could. Because I have been inactive for almost 2 months, though, my head was reeling after a while, and today my legs (and toes!) are really sore. As Mr. Sakashita said, "Pain and sports always come together."

Anyway, I have a couple more videos for you. The first one is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while, although it has some coarse language.

Cautionary Tales of Swords


This next one is just ... sad. I like it when frauds are exposed but ... I don't know. The guy claims to be a master of "Ki" who can beat you up from across the room. It seems to be a case of mass-hypnosis, as his students also appear to believe it. Unfortunately, the guy who accepts his challenge is not a believer.



Sigghhhhh.

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