近海る (Kin Kairu)

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Archive for the month “June, 2014”

A Tale of Perseverance

Now, for the other reason I haven’t been writing as much: I just got an internship! I’m not sure how much at liberty I am to say exactly where, but maybe I’ll have a chance to write about the experience in the future. To say the least, it’s something that will at least allow me to harness my Japanese and Journalism skills.

But this isn’t just any old internship, at least for me. It was my third time applying for it.

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A Tale of Endurance

There are two reasons why I haven’t been writing as much on this blog. And we’re going go over one of them today.

I officially have a black belt in Judo!

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A Million Ways to Move Your Feet and Abroad

While I’ve neglected to talk about it for some time (extended to writing on this blog in general, blah), I actually have my black-belt test in Judo coming up within the next week. As I’m trying to solidify my movements and get rid of bad habits, it’s been interesting, and honestly a little frustrating, going between different teachers for help. When I ask one person how to do something, they show me, I “perfect” that form, go and try it with another person and then I’m told to do it a totally different way. Now, granted, the other person’s method totally works too, but it turns into a continuous cycle of encounter new person->correct previously taught technique->learn new technique->try technique->encounter new person->etc. When I question which move might work between two, the usual responses are either A) Well, it’s both or B) The one I taught you.

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