What else is happening today, you ask? Dave (AKA Snake) is testing for 3rd Kyu. As one of the Smiling Tiger Dojo's most dedicated students, Dave is well on his way to black belt status. He has already shown a real knack for instructing beginners, so we know he will be a great teacher of the art one day. Stay tuned to this page for the test results!
For the last week or so, Sensei Threz has been teaching a module on defense from a knife attack. What we find is a knife attack can happen shockingly fast and it is sometimes unseen. We use training weapons in the dojo, naturally, but it's still quite a shock to get "stabbed". After a few times, everyone's reaction time improves considerably! In a real attack, you may (and most likely will) get cut, but we can learn how to minimize the damage to ourselves and ideally disarm the attacker. We look forward to more instruction on this form of defense.
Good news! Dave passed his 3rd Kyu exam! Congratulations, Snake!
Happy Fourth of July, ninjas! Be safe out there.
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