Woke up, Got out of Bed, Dragged a Comb across my Head.
Then went out into my dojo.
I ran Sanchin and Seiunchin kata.
Then I decided to work on Tomari No Rohai a bit.
It is strange, when I think about it,
No Association, no instructor, no reason but my own drive.
I never studied the form from an instructor,
Rather with a little help from my friends,
I taught it to myself, or rather what I understood the form was about.
Now I am listening to what my body tells me.
Retaining as much of what I originally studied as I can,
And making a few changes for what I cannot do.
The form appeals to me.
Especially the way the single knuckle strike
Begins it’s descent from a nukite strike.
My only interest remaining as effective as I can be.
Not to share with others,
Just for myself.
A chance to remain martially effective.
That is what the dojo is about.