Haidong Gumdo Grading

Saturday week I have a Haidong Gumdo grading.
I am really looking forward to it. My ankle has recovered sufficently that I can now run across the road, ride the bike, etc without serious pain. But there is a small pain on the inside of my left ankle near the bone that sticks outs and my ankle is still swollen, although greatly reduced.
Hopefully the swelling will go down over the next month or two.

Anyway I have two ‘forms’ to learn as well as two of the smaller forms which are similar to two and three step sparring in Taekwondo/Karate
This week I will have them memorized and next week I can concentrate on improving my form.
The ankle and my knees limit me to some extent because with two months of no exercise I have lost a lot of muscle mass. My legs which once were rock hard, are not like jelly.


This week and next week I am working at Ulsan Language Academy. I love working there. It is a lot of fun teaching teachers.
But this week I only have five hours of class and all of that on Monday.
That leaves the rest of the week free, sounds wonderful, but I prefer to be busy.
I have five classes of 9 -12 teachers. Each class I have five times.
So the first week I have five lessons, the second week, twenty!
My students are all high school English teachers. I am teaching them ICT (Information Communication Technology) or in plain English how to use computers and the internet in the classroom.
Like most classes the ability ranges from barely adequate to excellent. I have even learnt some stuff from one of the students. That is always a good feeling.

Today, I am bored. I have done all my preparation for next week. So I am getting a really tedious task out of the way.
I have a 150GB hardrive formated by a Macintosh. I need to change the format to the Windows NTFS system so I can use it on my new PC. Problem is you can’t just flick a switch and it is done.
I have to copy the files to another computer. Format the hardrive and then copy them back.
Total time, probably around 5 hours.