TAIJI seminar, 13.8. Friday The video from yesterday looked nice, said the teacher, and wanted to shoot a bit more, so I again started practicing at 7:15 to be ready by 7:30. Everyone present did the form in a group. Then I was only needed for a bit, when we did silk reeling in a group. Trying to stand low and do the silk reeling nicely and the teacher took forever to film it, our legs were slowly going to give out. Because of the filminng the breakfast was postponed to 9:30. In the morning traiing block we reviewed what we learned. The other guy from my group had some questions about an older form so the teacher kept explaining and showed us the other version of it, which I knew from last time. We kept practicing that. I did also practice the new moves. Unfortunately, the knee I strained yesterday still hurt. It was quite ok for taiji, but it would hurt when I straightened the leg and put some weight on it. So I had trouble walking and when standing, I would shift my weight on my right leg only. I could practice like that, but still was careful. The move with the leap I skipped the leap and only walked through it. Just before lunch we again worked on the staff/spear form. It was very hot so we took turns by groups accirding to how much of the form we knew and practiced with the teacher giving us feedback. We didn’t learn anything new today, but I have plenty to practice anyway. In the afternoon, the three of us were again separated from the people who knew the whole form so that we could practice the newly learned sequence. I still did so quite carefully. There was some time for Tui Shou again before dinner, but I didn’t dare do that. It was during Tui Shou that my knee first stated hurting and I really needed to go easy on it today. Well at least fro the positions that it hurt in. Instead I took up the staff again and my partner for both Tui Shou and learning the staff didn’t mind and practiced with me. I couldn’t do it for long, though, I was tired, the leg I kept shifting my weight to all day was very tired and I gave up after a few rounds and went to have ashower just before dinner. It was also awfully hot today. After dinner we planned another shuttlecock match. The teacher was held up talking to some of the people while we warmed ourselves up in a circle. I was careful with my leg, not daring to stretch it while kicking, not feeling like running to get the “ball”. When we made a break for a tea, in the end, we joined the chatting group. I was a bit sad we didn’t do the match, but with me limping, not able to kick without care and without running, it wouldn’t be so great anyway, I guess. We sat outside on the ground and chatted till 22.30 perhaps. We went straight to sleep after that.