Short injury update.
After two visits to the back quack the pain has gone and my muscles are relaxed again *touches wood*. However, I've suffered a setback with my wrist injury. I received a strong uchiotoshi strike last week which battered my shinani down and to the right, violently twisting my wrist in process. This seems to have set me back a couple of months and I really struggled during practice last night... gutted.
I was also told during kihon that i'm not gaining enough traction from the back foot (losing forward drive), which is also causing me to lean forward slightly before making my cut (telegraphing). I can't resolve this posture conundrum.
36 days until grading. Application now submitted and paid for.