Aaron was a victim at yesterday's RKC Certification. I tagged along to watch, I wanted to meet Taikei and see Mark Reifkind. It was a beautiful sunny day... Doug Nepedol was there, we had a chance to talk a little. I have been looking at his blog, it is always nice to talk in person. Pavel of course was there, he seamed to remember me from my cert in April, which was flattering being that there are so many of us and only one of him....
The energy is so intense at these certifications... when I watched all the students doing there final graduation workout, I really really wanted to join in. I remember all the feelings I had doing my final workout... at one point I remember feeling like I would do just about anything to make it all go away... I remember Lenard (a fellow student I sat next to once) cheering for me at the finish line, Karen, my partner for the weekend was right behind me the whole way, I crossed first and cheered for her to cross... Looking back it was so much fun!
Taikei looked very strong... his presses looked great. The graduation workout was swings and seesaw presses, just like my graduation workout. I stood by the sideline and cheered for him to cross the finish line. I have been reading his blog, and it was especially nice to meet him.
Aaron and I added a few larger K'bells to our collection. Now we have a 28kg and 32kg to play around with. It is so much fun for us to train together... I am going to try to go to the level 2 next summer. I can't wait.