Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Squash hurts.....

Hmmmm..... I thought i was in a decent shape when it came to moving around fast and starting, stopping... But noooooo..... :-s

After 30 minutes of solo-squash, i was just beat, and for the next 2 days my ass hurt like it was getting paid..... (Looked good but it wasnt happy...)

Ohwell, it was fun, even though i looked like a complete newbie for the first 10 minutes. After that i actually managed to hit the ball more than 2 times in a row, sometimes....... Great workout, though. Fast pulse and great fun.


Sunday, February 12, 2006


10.5 hours of training really did a number on the back of my thighs..... Sooooo worth it, though. If Pat ever is anywhere near where you are, go there and practice. His insights and innovative approaches to bunkaipractice and keriwaza will keep me trying hard for a long time.

I am inspired for a long time now. Gashukos really is one of the best tools to stay excited bout your karate, it keeps it fresh, gives you more understanding and something to strive for in the months to come.

If you missed it this time, make a real effort to be there for the next one and the next one and so on. If you do not, you will miss out on the big benefits of karate and then its just a matter of time before you quit alltogether. (And we cant have that)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


From a reliable source, i have gotten this pic of my stalker... If anyone has additional information, it will be highly appreciated.

Other than that, we will ofcourse keep you all updated on on any and all developments in this disturbing story. Take care, and watch out....

Sunday, February 05, 2006

OMG!! Stalker!!

So famous, sko, that ppl have like started stalking me, skiliru.....

(No, really......) Her is a pic of me made by this crazy Akranes chick..... (tøff)

Stalking is the ultimate form of flattery, i guess, but i am afraid she just sees me as a ticket to get off the island.... (Which wont work, since i am staying...)


Saturday, February 04, 2006

Visit from McCluskey sensei...

On the 10-12 of february the scottish sensei, Pat McCluskey is visiting Iceland. Take me very seriously when i say you dont wanna miss this opportunity to get worldclass shotokan instruction. It is *vital* for your understanding and inspiration to regularly go to trainingcamps like this.

Practical example: My sensei back in Norway has travelled 2 times a year since the early 80-ies to travel with his sensei in England... Talk bout commitment, and the result of this effort is that he now is one of the top senseis of shotokan karate in Europe. There might have been times when he was sick of it, or needed to spend time with his family, but knowing how important this was for his development, he never took a break.

I have trained with McCluskey sensei a couple of times before and i have been thrilled each and every time. This guy is great at teaching, will give you a good explanation, a fun workout and i would be very surprised if you find a way of coming out of his class without being inspired. He is now coming to a place where you guys have less than 50 minutes of traveltime and a cost that is infinitly small, compared to the potential reaward. Dont let this amazing opportunity pass you by. I *know* i wont.

To the seniors: If there is room for you in the lowergraded class, i suggest you ask if its ok to join in there, too, if you have the time and energy.

Regarding schedule and prices, look on your clubs webpage.