Ikkyu


I passed!

I looked down once right after my first waza, to look for the tape – which should not do; and quickly after that I realised I lost the location of the tape entirely, but decided not to care. You have to not care at my level, if you lose the tape, because you can’t look down for it. Higher up, they’ll start caring a lot more about that sort of thing.

Basically, at this level, it’s all do the waza in order, don’t drop your sword, and don’t make a face. Even if you do the most spectacular screw-up, you might still pass if you show no reaction to it and just keep on going. I must have managed that one.

I did the waza in order. I did not drop my sword. And I am pretty certain I did not make a face.



2016 11 26 - 14:43

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