Buddy check day. Later today I will be calling friends and family who served in our armed forces.
I have decided that I need to be more serious about this my training. I've reached a point where I am ready to ramp things up a bit. I'm going to get serious about doing reps of the swings I am learning. Two sets of reps at a time is all I can handle at the moment. I am hoping to repeat these sets twice a day if not three times. I could probably manage three reps of two of the moves I am practicing. But after doing two sets of a downward stroke from high striking guard on my left I realize I am very weak with this move. This probably is where most of the pain from learning that previous move came from.
I am grateful that I've learned how to properly warm and loosen up my sore muscles. I expect a lot more sore muscles. Doing a move slowly helps me to analyze the movement and flow of it. I can concentrate on making sure my grip is right, ditto the coordination of my body. It definitely helps with control of the movement. I think being able to do a slow, controlled precise movement helps one to master the movement while building strength. After mastering the move one can build speed.
I have decided that for now I really need to pay close attention to my left hand and how I'm gripping it. I am going with the theory that I am not holding my practice sword correctly and need to improve on it.
Another reason to start dancing again. I need to practice spinning. I get dizzy too easy. I think this is something we lose with age because we aren't out doing cartwheels or somersaults or spinning in circles just for fun.
Today has been a rather lazy, laid back one. Guess I needed a break from the cleaning. I did get the stuff moved out of the display cabinet I am getting rid of and finished that one last non-Spectrum glass bin.