This is my first entry in this blog. Right now I don't have too much to say. Save that I'm sore all over. My one Sensei, I'll call him Sensei A, and I sparred a fair bit on Saturday. For our first round we sparred until we gassed out. And by we, I mean me. We took a short break, and then regrouped to spar again. He said he would go 90% defense, and would only hit me if I left a big hole open. I still got hit a few times, but as he says, "the body remembers."
Afterwards, he gave me a few compliments on my sparring, which really made me feel pretty positive, despite how exhausted I felt. Sensei A does not give out too many compliments, so when he does, you know they are real.
After sparring my other instructor, Sensei T, asked me to teach some white belts the first kata. This I took as a huge compliment, because you do not get asked to teach kata unless you KNOW the kata and do it well.
Tomorrow morning I am getting up early again to hit the local gym. I've been doing cycling classes to get my endurance/cardio up so I don't gas out as fast. I've also been doing conditioning classes to get my strength up. I've got a year to go, I want to be in great shape!