Monday, October 18, 2010

The highs and lows

Overall, I am pleased with my progress on my journey.  Lately there have been some great moments when everything sort of clicks.  My responses are getting faster, I'm able to move more freely and many techniques seem easier and more effective.

My last class was not like this.  Everything seemed off by a half step. I fumbled with technique, my timing was off, I forgot kata and my feet seemed to keep getting in each others way.  I know I'm my own worst critic, but I just couldn't seem to put it together.  Come to think of it, my whole day seemed that way.  I hit every red light when driving, I stopped to help a woman trying to carry a heavy suitcase down some stairs into public transit, which caused me to miss my train, I sent some emails leaving off the last word or two of a sentence.  I felt like if I could just re-sync myself by a second or two, everything would have run more smoothly.

I imagine we all have days like this.  I chalk it up to being part of my journey.  As far as martial arts study goes, maybe these days are meant to keep you in check.  Days like these sure stop me from getting too cocky.

To fewer of these days,


1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean. I have days when I leave the dojo feeling really flat because things just haven't worked out well at that session. However they are more than made up for by days when you leave the dojo on a real high because things went exceptionally well. Here's to more of THOSE days!