Thursday, October 14, 2010

Power Weekend this weekend for my son!

I'm thrilled, this weekend is Power Weekend.... the culmination of a testing cycle at the dojo  tha  has been going on  for my son since January.

There are long sessions on Friday night and Saturday. They'll run through all the katas, self defense, break boards, spar, do a lot of push ups, and some running.

I've watched him turn on a whole level of intensity and competence and confidence this year. I'm so proud and pleased.

How did I get so lucky?

Another thought about Power Weekend is how the dojo organizes it so that people are both really pumped and a little nervous.  It's amazing how differently people react to different types of pressure. One candidate, Eric, was telling me that he's really nervous about the kata. "I can talk in front of crowd of a thousand for half an hour, with no script, without batting an eye. I talk on the radio daily on my show with an audience of 60,000 people.  But, ask me to perform a kata in front of four people, and despite knowing the material cold,  I freeze and falter and shake. Go figure!"

I don't know about figuring but it's always fun to show up to support them and watch the show.  Ouse!

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