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01 Aug

Looking for a Dojo in London

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Although I want to wait until September before training Karate again, I have already started to look for a Dojo located close to my house but, I still haven't found one that makes me feel comfortable.

I am sure that will be quite difficult (maybe impossible) to find a sensei like Ricardo, his way of living and understanding karate was what makes me keep training all these years. Anyway, I really hope to find here a Dojo that makes me feel at home ;)

One thing that I realized since I have started with "my pursuit" is that, while in Spain is pretty complicated to find a JKA Dojo, here the offer is huge, and is really easy to find a couple of them in each neighborhood. That is great, but on the other hand, I have also realized that most Dojos here are focused on competition and that is the reason why I haven't chose one yet... I don't like competitions at all and I would like to keep training with the idea of personal improvement =)

Otherwise, a colleague has suggested that I could train Aikido in the Dojo where he trains. I have done Aikido several times and I don't dislike it, but I think that for the moment I will be loyal to Karate.

I will keep on reporting...

06 Jul

First week living and working in London

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disfrutando del buen tiempo en Battersea Park

It seems like it was just yesterday when I was talking about the change of scenery, but it was almost 2 months ago.

This week I started to work in Cisco. Well, I have not worked a lot because it was an induction / adaptation week, but it was my first week in the office. During this week the feelings with the coleagues, the job and the environment have been great, although I was remembering CTIC from time to time (mainly some people that I miss a lot).

I am also getting use to the life in London. The flat where I am living is very nice (pictures here) and it is located in a great place, very close to a big park (park pictures). Weather these days is also amazing, much better than expected, and I have been told that it was also very nice in June

Along the week, I was finishing with the paperwok, I think that the only task that remains in my TODO list is the GP registration. Regarding my English level... Well, I keep on trying ;)

In summary I would say that this week has been very positive and I hope the same for the next ones... a couple of days ago a colleague told me that 99% of people love London, maybe she was right.

I will keep on reporting...