Goodness me – it hardly seems like I got my blue belt and it’s grading time again …
Somehow I don’t seem to have Yul-Gok completely in my head although I like the pattern a lot. The circular block just isn’t flowing properly although funnily enough I feel like I can now do Won-Hyo better just by learning Yul-Gok – I’m not quite sure how that works.
I spent ages and ages practising board breaks and made sure that I asked people to hold boards for me at training (and other people also practised with my boards since I had them out). My goal for this grading was to get my board breaks first go including the combination kick (front kick – side kick same foot).
I was really pleased at the grading that I actually did get all my breaks first go, and I was actually not too unhappy with the rest of my stuff too. My patterns were not fantastic, but my sparring has improved and so has my one-step (even if Sabum Cariotis is not happy with it … ) I was also really happy that Krista came to watch me and Tim grade – at least she now knows what we do given that it takes quite a bit of time.