Willie – In the groin!!

Sensei was giving Willie a hard time on Saturday. Thankfully for me Willie hadn’t actually hit me in the groin, yet, but that’s where the strike was intended, on the bladder in fact having just “opened it up” by twisting me round as I fell.

Some people have normal hobbies, some people don’t. My girlfriend just aquired two new falcons, so we often sit and chat as she feeds them. The rips open a baby chick – dead and a bout a day old – and either pulls bits out to feed to the birds or lets them get stuck in for themselves.

But back to Saturday at Sensei George’s and the 6 hour session from 10 to 4, with a short break for lunch. It’s now Monday and my legs, stomach and shoulders still ache. The good news is that some things have been removed from the grading syllabus, press ups, situps and star jumps. However, as a student of Okinawan Traditional Goju Karate you will still be required to demonstrate them. Sensei was unspecific about how many, but we were all still laughing as he mentioned a couple of other things also removed from the syllabus that “However comma as a student of …..”

We laughed, partly because he told us after we had demonstrated them to him, and well, some people have normal hobbies, some people don’t.