Tuesday 12 February 2008

Despondent days

feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom.

Feeling sorry for myself as I've been getting more stick about my cutting technique in iai.
Cheesed off as it's been nearly 3 years since I started and it seems that I'm *still* not doing the basic cutting correctly. This is really the core of iai too!

So I spent 20 minutes in the garden the other day cutting into a punchbag posed atop the wheelie bin with a shinai. Gave me some succour, but I need to keep practising.

And I need to keep taking the criticism on the chin and working on it.

Still feel sorry for myself....