First Time "Uke"
The Person Sensei Used to demonstrate teckniques all night long
I have never had the honor of being an "Uke" like I did last night. In classes before I was called up once in a while to show a differential to a technique because I am pretty flexable and it's a little more difficult to apply technique on my arms. My senior associate has a bad foot so I was called upon to do his regular duty. I was scared at first but after the first time, I sensed that I needed to relax. I looked into sensei's eyes and immediately I was relaxed.. I was so happy to have this particular honor last night I can't even tell you how much.
Our training dynamics have changed over the month. We all come a little early so we could warm up and we get right into doing techniques. We have been working some very advanced techniques but that is exactly what I've been looking for . When I say that I have found the very thing I've been looking for all these years, I swear I belong here. I feel so bonded like they are a second family it is difficult to explain.
At the end of class we all sat down and sensei called us up one at a time to demonstrate alot of what we learned that night, and I had a difficult time believing that I was able to do everything without question. I am so happy that I think of training in a different way and am getting so much more out of it then when I was young. It seems like now I am ready. It's better than anything as far as getting the endorphines flowing. We use all the pressure points and between all the pain you would never even think it's addictive!!
It feels good!! I love it. always will and that is that!!! I hope whoever reads this has the same kind of thing going on in their life right now, something that makes them feel this good, because even if you have some other things going on that you think that you can't handle, at least you would have something in your life that you could look forward too.
I'm glad I do..