I am so happy that Mr. LeGrow was able to bring the mats from the old dojang to the new training space. It made such a HUGE difference in the training. I love how the new space feels open and light with the high ceilings. It has the same atmosphere as a tournament and it doesn’t get too hot.
With my university and work schedule I haven’t been able to go to Orleans as much so I’ve been working hard on my own. I take what Mr. Legrow says during our trainings together and then practice what he tells me to do. It’s a good little system under the circumstances. I always value his critiquing and look forward to showing him what I’ve worked on.
Nationals is getting closer and closer and I’m feeling excited. My flights, hotel room, tournament fees and banquet ticket are all booked 🙂 The thing that excites me the most is that I’ve already cut enough weight to go down into the heavy weight division so that is one big pressure off my shoulders.
I’ve also been training (with Mr. LeGrow’s permission) with some other athletes who are competing at Nationals. We are all just trying to find good training spaces with mats and mirrors for the fine tuning while the other instructors are not running classes. It’s great to train with others that are on the same agenda. The energy is very high and we’re all supper motivated. It was amazing training in my old Dojang, Kou’s TKD since I had trained there for 10 years before I started to train with Mr. LeGrow. It was weird without Master Kou being there but it still felt like home.
Mr. Legrow is going to a sparring seminar held by the woman’s Polish Middle Weight Sparring World Champion in Connecticut this weekend. I can’t wait for him to come back with new training ideas and drills.
It’s our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada which means I have a bit more time to train on my own than usual but I still have three long shifts at McDonalds plus I need to study for my mid-term exams. I had to actually ask my supervisor today if I could reduce my hours at work since I am really struggling to fit everything in and he understood 🙂