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The Family Bandwagon

Our family is spread out across the country and across the world, and what better way to keep in touch than a collaborative digital journal?

Thursday, 19 April 2007

Sword arts and Illustration

I had my Shodan grading last night. I think I went ok - Shihan picked me up on a couple of small things, but some students got a half hour talking to after their grading, so i think anything less that that is a plus. He kind of threw me - I had trained for 8 kata, and after I did those he asked for another one which I hadn't been practicing. No idea how I did with that one :S
I've also started a new blog (shhh.. don't tell the family bandwagon blog).. it's on blogger as well, and it's somewhere for me to post illustrations that I've done. I'm hoping to get the occasional comment for stuff I put up. You can see it here. I'll keep posting my old work on there as well until I run out :)
In health news I've had a cold for the last four or five days, but it seems to be improving. Cheryl didn't catch it although I don't know how. Unfortunately last night my tooth started to hurt, and so I have slept very little.. I'm hoping to see a dentist today. As soon as possible.
So there you have it - the three pillars of a post from Damien. Achievement, Inspiration, and Tragedy.


  1. The tooth was one of my wisdom teeth right up the back, and apparently it was more likely the gum that was hurting than the tooth.. but it's out now :) Hopefully I can get some sleep tonight now.

  2. So how long until you know how the grading went?

    Wisdom teeth, grrrr, who needs 'em anyhoo!

    At least you got to the dentist, well done!

  3. We probably wont find out for 6 months or so until we get the certificates.. However the general assumption is if you're allowed to go for the grade you'll pass the grading.


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