I hit the ground running this morning. I went to bed at the correct time and slept through to the alarm (7.5 hours!), woke up refreshed and alert. Did my light warm up and petted the cats.
Got to the school early as usual and started my newish routine. I run counter clockwise while counting in Korean for three or four laps and then switch direction and do the same again. Then I do a bunch of chair height squats and then start stretching again. If I have time before Keith comes in, I do roundhouse kick preps. Not actually a full kick, but bringing my leg up and making sure my ground leg is bent. It's just a way to check my balance and get hips a bit warmer.
Since the schedule was bit off today, Keith had me run through a few basics to warmup and then move on to Forms. I finally had a thing sink in today! Defensive use of hip versus offensive. In defensive use, the hip follows the block and the Offensive hip rotates back very far to match the striking arm or leg.
After going through a lot of nitty-gritty we worked on my three forms, Chil sung ee ro, Nihanshi and Passai. Each one got a lot corrections and review which ate up the whole class time, but what I drew of the work today was running the form like it was Tai Chi. It forces use of slow twitch muscles instead of the fast twitch and causes me to think which completely unravels the form.
My prescription is to do the form fast and then slow and then try to find the speed somewhere in between. Weeee.