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Third Week In Martial Arts

Updated on April 13, 2011

Sensei Craig

I have to say that at first this place sounded like a joke to me.  I wasn't gonna even try it.  You seen my post of my first night.  I have been there for 3 weeks now.  I love it even more now than when I first started.  One of the idea's that Sensei Craig always instills is positive thinking skills, and he doesn't do it with telling us, he does it by showing us. He encourages us and doesn't even let us harp on ('i can't) That word doesn't exist in our dojo.  I am telling you he really embodies what I was looking for in a teacher.  He is funny, he plays with his students including me.  I feel like one of the guys.  He doesn't single me out because I am a woman.  I am the only woman working out there right now, but that may change.  Although this is an art that I don't see to many woman trying to learn..  I feel so good when I get out of there.  My stress is gone and I learned something new almost everytime, even though I know I have to practice at home and like all things repition is the key to learning it.  I am so comfortable training with the guys, I have no problems at all.  One of the guys  who is one of sensei's black belts made a comment tonight about me. It was surprising because  I always try to stay low key. He said that they have to watch out for me because I look innocent but will kill in a second!!  I really learn alot when I work with him because he just walks me through technique and I could do it and mean it when I throw him.. That feels good!! I have to remember to be gentle with the newer guys. My Ukemi is getting better.  Pretty soon we will be training outside as well when the weather gets nicer.  I can't wait.  We were working on a lot of things tonight and I like how he is handling everything.  I'm glad I found him and I have Amy to thank for it.


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      Primpo 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

      Thank you so much, I'm loving every minute of it. I'm really tired at the end of the day. get up at 4 and to work by 5, I work six days a week and try to find an exuse not to go. but once I go, I have all my stress relieved.. Sensei always asks me,, You alright Tinamarie? I say "I'm good" all the time.. I told him last night that he only has to worry when I say no.. lol

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi primpo, so nice to hear you are enjoying and doing well at your Martial Arts class !

      Awesome hub !!!