[quote="Mary"]Does anybody have any advice for me? My sensei is putting me up for my yellow belt in two weeks time, and I get very nervous during gradings. Also, Tom, any advice for me on daily practise, for this particular grading. He is talking about putting me up for my orange belt then in June/July.
It would be really helpful if somebody could advise me on a revision routine I could go through every day, covering the basics I need for the grading.
Hey mary, I dont know your weak spots so I cant give great advice, but I find the main thing that makes gradings hard are the stances, I am assuming you are using shika dachi (free fighting/horse riding) for your kicking stance, I would personaly practice your stance with kicks every day to bring up your endurance for line work at a fast pace. This is the kind of training I do before gradings in order for it to appear to be nothing to maintain a low stance: which also makes head height kicks look even better.