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Showing posts from January, 2019

2018 In Review

It's a new year!  A time to reflect on what came before and how to improve for the future.  Last year wasn't full of a lot of significant moments for me but there were a few standouts, including trying to get back to regularly writing new posts here.  I have to say, I did a lot better job at it than I did in 2017, where I wrote one (1!) article.  Looking back through my timeline, I actually wrote more posts in 2018 than I have since 2012, coming in at twenty-two articles.  Not bad.  I'd like to think that even if I don't write anything educational here, it is at least entertaining.  I'm not a high-ranking teacher or have a ton of experience, but I like writing and sharing what I know and what I've done, along with some of the very real struggles that I have in my pursuit of kendo.

One of the biggest moments of last year had to be passing my test for 4 dan in February.  I can't believe it's been almost a year already!  It seems like it just happened, a…