On Sunday afternoon, we had an impromptu training session in the dojo. After a few instant messages, a Facebook wall post and a phone call, the workout turned into a large gathering. We reviewed kata and kobudo requirements. There were black belts and a group of 1st kyu students. The 1st kyu students are preparing for their shodan and are doing a great job.
Two hours of training.
People gave up their Sunday afternoon to spend time in the dojo. I really enjoyed the workout, the conversation and the community spirit. It was reminiscent of my earlier training when I was a brown belt. A group of us would meet in the dojo every Saturday night for a workout, conversation and dinner. The group was diverse in age and rank. One member called our sessions....Saturday Night Dead...which described our sad night life. I was in my mid-twenties and where was I on a Saturday night...in the dojo.
I look forward to more excellent training this week!
On a sad note, my 17 year old cat Bagheera was not doing well this weekend. He had a seizure and was taken to the vet today. A blood test was taken and there was nothing that could be done. Bagheera was put to sleep today. So very difficult.