So it has been 6 months since my last update and a lot has been going on. First thing's first, i was ranked to Shodan this Saturday. I feel rather weird about it right now, i sure don't feel like one....whatever that's supposed to feel like. There's so much for me to work on and i'm just figuring things out. Along with all the congratulations i also received this link, which is some really great advice and gives me even more to look forward to in the years to come. I'm just understanding the basics and i'm being shown glimpses of all the stuff i have yet to understand. Optimistic to say the least!
It's hard to explain to people who don't really understand what i'm talking about.
I owe it all to a fantastic Sensei: Pat Parker! I can't say enough to show my appreciation for his patience and willingness to help me through all the self-imposed obsticles i placed in my way along with all the regular setbacks someone encounters in learning an art like Aikido.
On other fronts the park class fell apart again. Students just stopped coming. But in my determination to keep something rolling in the teaching department; i've revamped my aims to getting a club or an actually class started at the local community college and things are looking up. I have faculty support and i'm building a case to present to the school president. With any luck, i'll be an actual member of PRCC's faculty as an Aikido teacher!
In non-aikido related news i'm doing great in school. I'll be on the Dean's list this semester and am being considered for the All-Academic Team and am in Phi Theta Kappa's who's who this year on top of being Executive Vice President of PTK as well as Vice President of History and Humanities Club along with being inducted in Sigma Kappa Delta. It has been an extremely busy semester!
Here's hoping that i can provide more news here in the near future.