Monday, July 9, 2007

Ever have one of those moments in time...

...where everything feels like it's perfectly in synch? I had one of those tonight in sword class. We were learning a disarm. Something that looked just amazing when the instructor did it ... and when he showed us how to do it for the 4th time & asked "Does everyone understand what to do?", I said to myself "Uh, NO ... but I know you'll come around and help when I'm stuck." I went off with my partner, and we figured we'd just see what bits we could figure out. We went into the cross ... and the next thing I knew, I was twisting and pulling and *pop!* pulled his sword right out of his hands. It felt instinctual. It wasn't very clean ... so I asked the instructor for help, but it turned out I did have the basics of it down. Man, that felt so freakin' good, I cannot even begin to tell you. We also did this intricate strike-and-parry rotational thing that took me a while to get the hang of ... but I had a more advanced student for a partner & he was super super super helpful, which rocked. The instructor came by & said "I don't see you making any of the mistakes every one else is making." My question "Okay, so what mistakes are we making?" He said everything looked great. *contented sigh* If I was doing this kind of workout every day, I'd be more well-muscled, let me tell you!

5 comments:

Kel x said...

Sword class!?!?!? Fantastic! Weird, but fantastic. I was doing ballet last year and recognise the feelings of getting it wrong (alot) and getting it right (sometimes) and that feeling of everything clicking into place (the moves, not my joints!). Thank you for the kettle corn info- now I need to try some. I'll look for it in Canada, otherwise it's Seattle in the spring.

Mel said...

Loved that answer to the instructor!

And isn't it awesome to find your sync without looking?

crazierinreallife said...

man you are looking awesome girl!!! keep up the good work

Dalovely Damanda said...

so glad you are doing well and having a blast in class. keep it up and you'll be a master swordsman...er, swordslady...soon!

Adriann said...

Wow! What an exciting class to take. It does feel good when you accomplish something and get positive feedback immediately. You Go Girl!!!!!!!!!