That knee was doing fine, thank you.

Posted Sun Nov 06, 2005, 13:39 PM by Tracy

I feel like I should be limping but I’m not. I’ve got a big ol’ bruise on my right knee from sparring yesterday. The bruises often don’t show up until the day after.

Knee is not a target. I think it was Richard, not getting his kicks high enough. Plus I was moving forward, so it was a confluence of events. When you meet force with force, you get bruised more.

For my own protection, I’ve got to practice hot jello and octopi during sparring.

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