My days start at 3:45am I’m off to the security job. I am back home by 9:30am. I get 1 hour to nap,a little time to eat and maybe do some Zazen… maybe. Then over to the Blu Pel for a 5 hour shift. After that on Mon and Wed I have a marital Art class to teach. Thursdays night is Kyudo class. I have not been going for a while. It is about a hour drive and I have needed to do other things. Also if I go I am not home until 11:30pm which means I get about 3.5 hours sleep. I can not do that often, all the time
Tonight I went , and I almost caused an accident doing so…
I jumped on the freeway after a short warm-up of the car. The windshield was a bit foggy but I could see. Suddenly the windshield got very fogged and I could not see. I tried to follow the lane markers but was out of my lane back and forth trying to get my spot . Horn where blowing at me … It was scary for a moment before I could recover my spot. My guardian angel was on the job! Yokatta!
I made it to class the rest of the way without incident and arrived on time.
There were a couple of new students and some of the old ones over all small-ish class.
Unroll my rime going through things and shot ok , not great just ok. Not surprising for being out so long. My Tenouchi was getting better, but Sensei pointed out my shoulders were raising up and too tight.
After I was packing to go I got my critique. Sweat the small stuff he said. Too much hand in your hikiwaki, use your back more, my knee was not up while I waited, relax the shoulders more.
So I have crack down on things starting now. The seminar and test is up coming in Aug. It is more expensive this year!!!! This will be my last American event and I do not want to waste my testing fee. Also I want to have a good positive outlook for the passage in Sept.
So I need to put in more practice on the details. That I can do some on the boat, some in the office. I DO need to spend more time/focus this year on hitting. For the Sandan test it is good to hit one. With the new harder crack-down since last year … I may HAVE to hit one…better on the first shot.