This was an interesting training today. We decided to go to the ski slope and down to the water. I requested a techninque training on pads today.
It went well, after a couple of hook kicks on both sides I heard some comments that are for me the ultimate reward coming from my instructor. Micke said “it shows who your trainier is, it looks good, you´ve been practising “. I use to hear ” that looks like crap “or something like that but I take it the right way because I know it does ! and it does not only take one or two or even 5 years to be good at JKD, it takes a long time and those who will persevere after 5 years will eventually succeed, this is my opinion. So I keep telling myself I am getting better and even if I would like to be even better than I am , I enjoy the learning process everyday, and days like this are the reward I cherish the most.
After that, I got baptised !!!!
WELL !!!! we decided I would do some balance exercises while standing at the very edge of the bridge (or whatever this thing is called)…
Anyway I succeded on the right side and as I always work both sides I changed to the opposite corner but it did not take long untill I lost my balance, I tried to compensate by trying to jump back on the bridge but that is when my foot slided from the edge and the only thing I thought about was survival, I had to catch the edge in order not to be stuck in those thousand of plants growing in the water and drown right there. The whole thing was pretty quiet Micke did not see he just heard the sound of me falling into the water and this is when he started taking pictures. Fortunately I had thought it might happen and had a change of clothes with me.
This is only confirming one thing, I have to work on my balance because the left side, yeah … it looks like crap 🙂