My family and I are fine, and no shinais have been soaked in the flood I can assure you, anon. :’) I don’t want to complain much of how the flood affected my family and my surroundings, as I know there are far too many people who have had it worse than me. If anyone wants to help out the flood-affected families, you can donate to the Philippine Red Cross.
What kind of idiot hurts herself lugging her bogu bag around before practice? THIS IDIOT. Having just arrived at one of my friend’s place to hitch a ride with one of our sempai a few Saturdays ago, my left knee basically tried to dislocate itself to ruin my day and failed…. But managed to give me a swollen/sprained left knee in the process, which I’m nursing until now. I went to my doctor last Friday to have it checked, and he said that although the bone wasn’t fractured/broken, there was a chance I may have torn my MCL which would probably heal on its own… Albeit a few weeks.
I’m a bit bummed this would happen, because I hate losing momentum and I hate missing practices.
But I still went to the dojo, regardless of a wonky knee only this time, I’d be doing a different kind of training… Which was observing people! Looking at the dojo and the drills from a different perspective and away from the occassional and stressful, ‘Oh my God, O-sensei is going to kick my ass,’ thoughts as you line up from keiko apparently helps.
So I was doing that and helping out with club stuff. Which meant making sure the line-up for our tourney was correct, keeping track of the ippon/hansoku and the wins each team had, keeping a list of the people who had purchased equipment/kendo gear from the club and patching up the guys’ boo-boos (which merited a few ‘Aww, he’s even asking you to put the band aid on the cut on his finger!’ and ‘He’s like a little baby!’ from the club president’s wife, much to the dismay of one guy in the dojo, but let’s be real, he was kind of adorable).
And here I thought getting injured would meant little to do in our club. Apparently not.
Thank you so much! :) Let’s hope I can endure years of sore muscles and missed kote bruises!
Less of this,
And more of this,
Am I right? :)