Well no, but since I am hairs breadth away from taking by Brown Belt test I'm sort of excited.
Then Chris remembered we were supposed to be doing bare handed sparring.
So...what I have to say about that is...
OW OW OW OW OW OW OW
1) Chris' head is really hard and my left hand is swollen.
2) For the first time in 2 months I did not wear cup, mostly because I was in uniform practicing when he called and asked me to come to class early, so I leapt in my car and drove over.
That was very nearly bad, like almost took a driving elbow in a crippling way bad.
3) I am always amused when I follow behind Mike (another student) in sparring because it takes Chris a few minutes to adjust and remember that I am not 6.5' tall. Particularly when he tries to hip-throw me, which is easy to do with Mike because... well his center of gravity is so high.
4) I will learn to not pause after successfully launching an attack or I will suffer for it. I.e the surprised "Hey that worked!" does not mean pause, it means press the advantage or I will catch an eagle beak in the solar plexus.