Training Never Ends

Unless you allow it to

  • 20th July
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  • 20th July
    2014
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student-of-my-sensei:

I think I got some kind of “tennis elbow” in my shoulder from work, it started hurting some time Tuesday night. This morning I woke up and almost cried because I moved my arm.

Guess ripping paper repeatedly for about 15 hours does things to you? :/ (The paper shredder overheated and died. There were so many boxes, even with other kids helping o_e)

And now I’m feeling a dangerous discomfort in the throat area. If tomorrow brings a sick me then I refuse to get out of bed.

Guess who has a virus? This girl :D TT_TT

Feeling sore and like I could sleep for days. I should probably call in sick tomorrow, even though I don’t really want to. I’d want to make up the hours missed and only have this week to do it. Then, if I miss more than tomorrow I won’t be able to make up those hours because the center closes relatively early.

Karate would also probably be a bad idea this week :(

I think either my sister’s cat understands I’m sick and isn’t being annoying on purpose, or I’m feeling too down to care about him laying next to me since I got home from the doctor. Either way it reminds me of my old dog not leaving my side while sick and I appreciate it.

Probably gonna drink some water or shower and go back to sleep.

  • 20th July
    2014
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I think I got some kind of “tennis elbow” in my shoulder from work, it started hurting some time Tuesday night. This morning I woke up and almost cried because I moved my arm.

Guess ripping paper repeatedly for about 15 hours does things to you? :/ (The paper shredder overheated and died. There were so many boxes, even with other kids helping o_e)

And now I’m feeling a dangerous discomfort in the throat area. If tomorrow brings a sick me then I refuse to get out of bed.

  • 19th July
    2014
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she-kicks-she-throws:

indielowercase:

she-kicks-she-throws:

whoa there is seriously a dense history of not only the role of martial arts in the women’s suffrage movements in the UK and US but some really real shit in 1970s and 1980s far left radical feminism. *reads more*

what are the article titles and authors????

i know right okay?! It’s awesome. I fell down a few rabbit holes and I haven’t like started putting anything together? But like Jayne West, Dana Densmore, “Off Our Backs” (a feminist magazine from the 1970s), the super elusive “Black Belt Woman” magazine from the 1970s, a martial art called ja shin do (which is apparently mostly secret now?), cell 16, self-titled militant radical feminism, etc.  My Evernote is a mess.

I mean, you can bet that I’m going to try and write about what I find and where I find it and my humble reaction because it’s pretty intense.

I’m not an expert on the history of martial arts or the history of feminism, but it seems like there’s an echo of the fight-them-in-the-streets suffragette movement and the women’s liberation of the 1920s where girls were just straight up deciding to beat dudes up and burn down buildings because they were fucking sick and tired.  That the reaction to wanting equality was so VIOLENT that they felt like they had no other choice then to learn to break bones.

I mean, Dana Densmore is talking in 197something about how she pretty much hates mixed classes for martial arts because of the abuse women suffered at the hands of men in dojos back then (and still, imo) and it straight up just isn’t safe.  And for her, martial arts was hands down only about fighting to survive because the reaction to 1960s and 1970s feminism was so violent.

(which is in crazy stark contrast to the reason I practice, so that’s interesting to me)

So this is all really incomplete, so don’t take this as my official thesis or anything!

It’d be a mistake to try and trace a single line through feminism’s history because at any given time there was never The Feminism and most feminisms people want to talk about are white western feminism, so it’s not like…tidy. To say the least.

But yes. Reading. The mirror from suffragettes to ’70s rad fem is gripping me right now.

A complicating factor is that I have access to JSTOR.  I can read full academic articles and electronic versions of archived vintage magazines that uh…aren’t available to most people because bullshit academic gate keeping.

I will keep you updated, I super promise.  You too, thesingingone

  • 18th July
    2014
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  • 15th July
    2014
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  • 15th July
    2014
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There are at least two deaf ladies at the senior center where I work and I am in the office with one of them. Another hearing office lady is the daughter of deaf parents, so ASL was her first language. My neighbor is also deaf. As it turns out, all three ladies are either friends or neighbors of my neighbor’s boyfriend.

For a while I’ve been trying to pick up on a little ASL so I could have small conversations with my neighbor. When I told that to the hearing lady, she told me that I would learn if I showed any deaf worker or client at the center that I knew even a little ASL.

It’s my second week there. I’ve already learned more in that time than I’ve tried to pick up in two years.

I am FAR from comprehending complex sentences, but it’s a step up from where I was. A side effect of this is thinking in known ASL phrases.

  • 14th July
    2014
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    2014
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