Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Missing Class, Finding Class

I missed my regular class yesterday because of a timing conflict. Again, in the grand scheme of things, this is no big deal, but at the same time, I also feel that my whole diet and excercise program is off when I miss a workout, especially because I only get in 2 classes a week.

The classes I attend are from 12-1:30 each day and with changing and travel time, take up about 2 hours total from my workday. I accomodate for this by shifting my schedule to work later on night that I work out on and taking less time for lunch on days that I don't.

I was talking to a friend today about how martial arts classes can be so inconvenient sometimes. Obviously they realize that most adults will take classes after dinner and most kids will take them after school, so kids classes run from, say 5:00 to 6:30, and adults run from, say 6:30-7 up to 9:00 or so.

Of course, this sucks for someone like me who spends the time between 7-8 on most nights with my kids bedtime routine - bath, story, bed, etc. Something which I would definitely not give up for anything - even my beloved Judo.

I am lucky to have found a school with a noon class close to my office that fits into my schedule, I just wish I could go at least one more time per week, but sadly, there don't seem to be enough hours in the day. I wish I could find a Dojo with a late evening class - like 9-10:30 pm or maybe a combined adult/kids class from 6-7:30 or so. I would gladly go to either of these.

Even a dojo with 'open randori' for a two-hour period would be great too. Maybe when I get my shodan, I could open that kind of Dojo? :)

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