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Kendo Coolness

I'm getting fidgety and antsy to start with the Kendo class I signed up for.

I was browsing the class specific website and I came across the website for the local School: Scorpon Yamabushi School of Martial Arts

Fairly nifty. It's a simple enough website with actual content and no excessive bells and/or whistles. I find it particularly amusing the lengths that they go to in order to discourage random folks from wanting to walk in and just goof off. In particular this part: Let us clarify....If you want a quick and easy black belt, try your local sporting goods store, they sell them for about $7.99. If you want a uniform and certificate to go with it, you can likely find a local school to give it up for about $1000 and 1-2 years.

Not snotty or elitist, but refreshingly hardcore. I like that. If I do go ahead and get into this, I want to go someplace where I feel like I'll be pushed for a long time. Now that the house stuff is somewhat sorted out, I'm really looking forward to having a good place to work out and practice stuff in. I was trying out the bokken I have and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could actually practice in the living room without fear of breaking stuff. Well at least in theory. I suspect that a better option will be the backyard but again this is cool since it's fairly private. I don't have a huge problem looking like a dork while I learn the different katas, but I'm not a huge fan of having all my neighbors seeing it either :).

Oh well. In a little less than two weeks I'll have started and hopefully it'll be as much fun (in that sick and twisted MIT way) as I'm hoping it will be.


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Don't mind me, just remembering random goofiness. Perhaps I need to cut back on the caffeine again.


I wish I was, but with the current cash flow problem with work I wasn't able to make arrangements in time (and I didn't feel like dealing with the related grief my parents would dish if I forced the issue). I'm probably going to make it out sometime this summer right before we really start on the next batch of building.

The joys of taking vacations as the owner of a small business.