Friday, December 21, 2018 - (Well, I lagged. I didn't write this until Xmas day. And so forgot some details.) 5:00ish? - Solo practice. CLF - Did a lot of work on Shaolin Five Animal. Adding more moves and trying to get down the ones I have learned. TCC- focus on the test forms. Can't remember exactly what, but I think I did them all this day. Some maybe later in my practice time? So, my CLF teacher was having his private lesson with Tai Sifu next to me. When they had a break he asked me if I overheard their discussion. I hadn't. It seems the format of my next TCC test is going to be focused on the current curriculum level only. I had been under the impression it was the current and last level of materials. So, that sort of changes what I am focusing on to get ready for the test. And, I realized I had - in my mind - been making excuses for not making the goal of the next test date. Because I have always had difficulty with the 54 gim form. And I got it reviewed with all sorts of new details to get ready. And now I don't need them for the test. I still needed those corrections. It is a weaker form for me, but I love it and want to improve - test or no. But I had been thinking I would maybe not be ready for the next possible test date due to this. Now, that won't be the case. And that will teach me to even lightly start to give myself outs- that is the wrong attitude to have. Still going to work on those 54 gim corrections. But my focus and priority will be test stuff for now. 6:00 - Eh, I skipped weapon forms class. Was in the mood for more solo practice. 6:30 - Techniques practice with Ms. B. Ms. M was out. Not sure how long it took. About the usual? Went through the usual all techniques twice deal. After that solo practice. No two person with Ms. M because of her not being there. This wasn't necessarily the order I did these in. Talked to my TCC teacher about the test changes. Well understanding the test I suppose. See, the degrees for TCC is new to our school. To make it the same as levels of CLF. So, it is sort of a work in progress with some details being worked out. We talked about priorities of what the lessons will be like. He confirmed to focus on test material and we will continue working on the 54 gim after the test. I mean, I DID successfully do it in my last test. I just think it could be a lot better. And judging from the details in my last lessons, my instructor thinks so too! Wooden Dummy. Ugh. Haven't done this one in awhile and now I am confused on some parts of it. Just hard to keep up with everything. Will study the video and it will come back to me. I didn't do the whole form. 3 Section staff. I think I did Ping Kuen too. Starting to think about tournament, even though tournament season in my mind starts with the new year. I may have done something else in CLF, can't remember for sure. Some bag workout. About 18 minutes. Lighter power with strikes due to thumb issues. Didn't do all out rounds so much as some of the drills I have learned in sparring class recently. And just some focusing on details of strikes and kicks and short combinations of them. 9:00 - School closes. 4 hours Saturday, December 22, 2018 - Work during day/ rest day Sunday, December 23, 2018 - School closed/ Rest day 2018 Week 51 = hours and minutes 2018 Total Hours = 655 hours and 25 minutes Monday, December 24, 2018 - School closed for Xmas eve/ Rest day. Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - School closed for Xmas holiday/ rest day.