Bushi Girl with Irezumi and Katana
Bushi Girl with Irezumi and Katana
"Only I can make myself,
So Even if I cry, even if I smile, even if I hate,
I’ll live my life with love.”
SPYAIR - Samurai Heart
A few weeks ago there was a huge fire in downtown Halifax that completely gutted a commercial building that housed a college, a print shop, a furniture store, and the space rented by Yang’s Martial Arts, which my husband is a part of. They lost all their equipment that was stored in that space and have started fundraising to replace it, and to get them into a more permanent spot since their temporary location is not very suitable.
They’re mostly doing local fundraising efforts, but my husband has also set up a site for them so they can accept donations online. If you think you can help them out, please do so! Signal boosts greatly appreciated. Thanks!
My apologies to my followers. I’ve been MIA for a bit. I’ve had a lot going on. I also have bee feeling quite under the weather. I have a DR’s appointment next week and will hopefully find out whats going on. Whatever this is, it’s not just a cold. I’m kind of worried, to be honest.
I’ve been extremely fatigued, limited appetite (it comes and goes), chest pain. Knowing my families history with heart conditions, I have a suspicion. I was hoping I could avoid it with my healthy lifestyle. I eat right and exercise. I don’t smoke, drink or do drugs.
I keep moving though. I have to. I can’t afford to be out of work. Plus, I’m not a fan of pity sympathy. I will be well again, once I found out what this is. For the next week though, just keep moving forward and rest as much as I can. Which means limited training… boooooo.
When I’m feeling better, I will be back though. And I’ll let you know what the Dr says. Take care folks <3
Friend showed me this on fb.
If you’re not impresses by his spirit, you have a lot to learn.
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every time i go to a seminar…..
I’m currently working on what I’m calling a “Star Chart” for my Lil’ Dragons class. It’s going to be a reward system for my students (of which I currently have 3 ^_^) It’s going to have all their names and they will be rewarded with these star stickers for good behavior, attention, effort, ect. When they earn enough of them, they will then be rewarded with a star patch for their uniform. Then, eventually they will earn other patches.
Now, in our school, we’re not big on the whole uniform-of-patches thing. We’re very, very traditional and old school. However, we realize some things must change over time. So I talked with my Master about this idea and he thought it fitting for the young ones.
I’m hoping my students will be enthusiastic about this. I think they will. Kids love stickers and patches. It’s something they can see and be proud of. It will encourage them to come to class and be excited about learning things.
I went to Kuhapdo tonight and that definitely made me feel a bit better. I worked hard… my arms feel like noodles haha
My Master says I’m coming along well :)
I worked my first set of short forms, a set of drills called Kibon Yun Sup - a series of forward & backward cuts mixed with standing and kneeling. I worked one of my short forms kneeling…. so much kneeling!!! haha
but I’m in a mostly better mood. I need some sleep though… so exhausted and I got Lil’ Dragons to teach in the AM!
Time to crash. Good night!
what do you do when your spirit is hurt? : \
I’m so sorry about all that! It makes me really sad when someone has to quit their passions because of health problems. I hope you’ll be able to get back into it someday!
And I’m glad that you’re enjoying the blog and that it is helping you; that makes me very happy! :)
Hey Anon!! Sorry about the appendicitis! That sucks! :( But I wanted to say don’t quit because of asthma! I am a fellow asthmatic and I train! It’s hard and really depressing some days because you can’t perform the way you want to, but don’t give up!! Never give up! I’ve been training only 4 years, which I know isn’t that long…. I reached 1st dan 6 months ago and it was that hardest thing I’ve done in my life. My asthma kicked my butt the entire way thru, but I wouldn’t give up. I made it that far, I wasn’t giving up. I nearly passed out, had to stop twice for my inhaler - but I made it. Asthma sucks, I won’t lie - but don’t quit because of it! Train slower if you have to, work on endurance, work techniques - You made it so far! Don’t let a thing like asthma stand in your way, you CAN still train. Maybe not like you used to, maybe you have to train differently, but it IS possible. I don’t know what specific kind you have (I’m assuming exercise induced?) or how severe it is - I’m just trying to encourage you not to give up, that you CAN still train!
So this happened at a demo today. Sparring… its not really visible but its all swollen and discolored on the inside… lol fun times