I spent much of this weekend working on my Kongōshu style, doingin the yard of Akane’s and my house in Hoshiakari. This style is an offshoot of the Steel Road , which is a fairly complicated style in the Three-Headed Dragon school.
I was surprised by how well I still remember it. I was able to make much progress… until I ran into a complicated maneuver that I can see will be very necessary. But I cannot yet determine how to accomplish it.
Some day, I have hopes that this style will be useful for people carousing in Kusatsu — I am working onthat will be particularly useful in the environs of that rapidly-growing city. But it still has a long way to go.
Akane says she remembers the days when I was a member of Clan Tenya. I would come home from my battles in Ōmi Province and have no desire to pick up another weapon for the rest of the night. Even on the weekends, I was too tired to practice kata. But now, I have spent much of the weekend practicing blocks, strikes, and swirling sansetsukon attacks.
She says this makes her very happy to watch.