Sept : Kishiwada Rei kai
It seemed like it had been awhile since I was at the dojo. I got back from my sailing trip on Friday and went to the dojo on Sat to practice. There was a monthly TaiKai on Sunday. I did not expect to do well as my shooting has sucked as of late. More so than usual. Oh well. It is not always sunny in life or smooth in sailing. As my resent trip proved once again, that was certainly a mixed bag.
After a while Yamashita Sensei showed up. We did the greeting thing and he changed. I keep shooting. Once he change he came and checked me out. He said it has been awhile. I think it was the last outside TaiKai I saw him. He watched me shoot for a while, then while standing behind me, where he was shooting i got some guidance. I was too tight in my shoulder when in DaiSan. I needed to pull more with my elbow and not my shoulder. Push on the left with my body and shoulder not my hand and arm. Relax both hands. Ok, I worked at it. It sort of improved. I did notice that my misses are closer to the mato now since I changed my sighting place. Before I would always hit just to the right of the mato. Now I am hitting more center. Just too high or low. So I need to work that part out. overall though I guess I am improving even though it does not feel like it to me.
I am looking forward to my new yumi. It should be halfway done by now. I expect it to be ready sometime next month. Whoohoo. Takeyumi yonsun! Shibata kyoto style!