Posted Wed Apr 05, 2006, 20:01 PM by Tracy

Now I remember why I put off testing so long. I’ve got the pre-test jitters but bad. My stomach hurts and I’ve been sleeping poorly. The other night I had a test anxiety dream.

< dream >

We were about to line up for the test and I was putting on my socks and shoes. I realized I was, except for my socks and shoes, totally naked. I thought, I should at least put on a pair of underwear. Then I thought, I should put on some clothes.

With my clothes on I was suddenly wandering through an industrial / shopping district. I couldn’t figure out how to get to where the test was being held (some warehouse?) and the test was starting soon.

< /dream >


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Mo Duk Pai kung fu is a modern American eclectic system of martial arts, combining hard- and soft-style techniques Mo Duk Pai, which translates to “Martial Ethical Way”, was founded by Professor Frederick D. King. For more information, to see photos or inquire about training, visit the Mo Duk Pai web site, which I also maintain. I have been training since 1996 and currently hold the rank of brown-black sash.


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