Sunday, May 28, 2006

A few amazing things

There are several things that I would like to talk about, both personal and kendo related.

First things first. My sister finally graduated from the Baylor College of Medicine last Tuesday. There were a lot of people that went to see her cross the stage with her diploma. She is going into dermatology and doing her residency in Houston so she'll be there for a few more years. Another thing to note is that she is the first black person to be admitted to the dermatology residency at Baylor. So not only did she make our family proud, she made history!

Now onto the Kendo. For the past few days, I have been taking out my suburito and done a few swings while sitting and in the horse stance. I need to make sure that I am in tip top shape so I can endure longer for Kendo practices. I also went to my first practice at the Georgia Kendo Alliance. I joined the beginners group to show Arai sensei what I could do. After that, he allowed me to join the advanced class. I am so happy! Now I can continue on with my Kendo and not seem so rusty when I return to Purdue in the fall.

I also met someone off of the Kendo World forums that lives in my area. I finally met him yesterday at Kendo practice. I do hope that we can meet at some off times do practice some Kendo together. The biggest thing getting in the way is the fact that he's married with children so he can't just up and leave.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Georgia Kendo Alliance

I went to the Georgia Kendo Alliance yesterday to ask about training with them for the summer while I'm away from Purdue. I won't be able to join this coming saturday since I will be in Houston, but I should be out and about the following Saturday or so. I hope that things go well in that regard cause I want to start as soon as I can.
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