16th August 2022, traveling time.

To keep my own skill levels sharp, I’ve started heading up to Whangarei weekly on a Thursday. (Not the next 2 weeks, though). There is nothing better than spending time with guys that outrank you to make you lift your game, but it’s hard on the ego when you see that you’ve got a long way to go to be able to move like they do.
It was just the 2 of us last night. My person is uncoordinated with stiff shoulders and a heavy step, so we had a striking session moving from ninjutsu to western boxing to get the body used to move in different ways. To move as a coordinated unit, unlocking the shoulders and getting the feet shuffling.
We talked about de-escalation strategies and how to avoid getting into a situation where you need to fight. E.g., how to talk your way out of a confrontation.

Published by donnaauckland

I'm a 2nd degree black belt that teaching on Tuesdays 7-8.30pm at the Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall, 372 Don Buck Road.

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