Talked “old times” with a friend as I walked into the front door of the school. A familiar face.
Good to pick up a black belt, ordered for me by Renshi. I needed refreshment on the proper tying of a black belt as compared to a lower-level belt. It’s been bout 15 years since I was last regularly active…..left off at second degree.
In a beginner class, was able to refresh the first three beginner kata (forms). Kata are basically choreographed fights. Usually the kata become more advanced as one progresses through the system. I am studying a Japanese martial art style with its origin in Okinawa. I am not sure of copyright infringement or registered trademarks involved with the system so I am being rather general in my descriptions.
Kyoshi pinned a dojo patch on me tonite (a very attractive tiger logo for the school). In the class, he reminded me to “take it easy” as I was getting my body acclimated.
Met several other men tonight at the school for the first time. New friends are good and it’s nice to see their enthusiasm and excitement as they learn more. Encouraging to me!