What happens when you let your nerves get the best of you? My weekend didn't go the way I had hoped. I choked like a Maple Leaf during the playoffs and failed my grading. Considering that I felt like I did my worst example of iaido, I agree that I shouldn't have passed. That doesn't mean I'm not upset. I'm pretty damn sad about it. What happened? Leading up to grading I: I caught my big toe on a computer cable, which tripped me and hurt my toe. Weeks of fighting with acne as if I'm a damn teenager. I dropped a plate into my sink, which broke itself and a bowl. I cut my finger with a steak knife. I got very little sleep the day before travelling. I had car troubles. I forgot to put my chicken bacon in the fridge at my friend's place, so breakfast was different than planned. I got lost in the building more than once. I should've read the signs better. Pre-Grading Seminar On nearly every kata they gave us corrections and I felt overwhelme
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