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Karate Camp 2013

Karate Camp is always a great--albeit exhausting--experience. But this year just seemed extra wonderful. I got to spend my time working with upcoming black belt candidates (my favorite group to teach) and being a pseudo counselor for the kids and junior counselors who were in the lodge rather than the main cabin this year.

The pattern for the kata Passai is now mine, so I can begin working on its lessons. Dev learned three new basic weapons katas that he has promised to pass along to me as well.

Best of all, I got to catch up with old friends, make a couple new ones, and see kids who'd never spent a night away from home find their confidence and evidence by the end of the week. I even spent about an hour with a fellow student and teacher who is interested in self-publishing his work.

Now, laundry is progress, the dogs aren't letting me out of their sight, and the work week starts all over on Monday.

And just for fun, here is Dev as The Doctor.

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sartorias
Jul. 20th, 2013 11:21 pm (UTC)
Sounds wonderful!

My son's black belt test is tomorrow . .
blairmacg
Jul. 21st, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
I wish him all the best! Just amazing that he's all grown up now. I still have in my mind the image of his younger self at Mythcon.

(Aside: It took me a long time to get out of the "Break a leg!" habit of theater luck-wishing. Not the best comment to make for martial arts testing. :))
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