Sorry for the late response. I've been inactive on this site because I was asked by one of the mods not to post anymore. I guess I have a bad attitude, lol.
I Hope everything is good in your life. I have alot of respect for you. Still training in Kaju?
Sorry brother!!! It has been a madhouse around here. Little work, school is struggling, trying to sell the house and get one out of town,.......utter insanity. I promise I will call you. You staying safe and busy?
My instructor is Sigung Steve Watson who is under the late Grandmaster Alan Abad . . . wow you are fortunate to have a father and uncle trained in martial arts. My dad trained in Aikido when he was younger and used to spar with me when I was a child but never taught me anything formally.
Thanks and thank you for the advice. Yeah, that was one of the many things I was frustrated about upon reviewing the test. There were two guys who did the club techniques before me, and the attackers were coming so fast, they didn't have a chance to pick up the club. I didn't even bother cause in the past I've been known to attack an attacker with the club in my hand if they came at me before I was set. I knew I was being graded on the techniques, so I didn't want to risk another "mix up". :0)
How's it been Joe? I am doing fine. Business has been a bit slow, but the economy is being hard on everyone. I am just hoping that business will pick up at the school and in my personal training business. The wife and I are trying what we can to not have to switch jobs.