Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and now learning Shudokan Karate.
I talked with the PT today and I'm off Beatings for two weeks. The most acute portion of the injury is over, but he wants a two full weeks to let it heal as much as possible before I start jerking around and getting thrown. Sigh.
I hate showing up late for class because I'm never quite in the correct mind set and never quite warmed up for immediate action.
I got called by work just as I was leaving the house. I had to make some calls and send some emails, but I was on the road as quick as I could which had me arrive to class with about a half hour left. After I bowed in Reed had me be the kicking demo dummy. He was demoing the hook kick for the orange belts. Which meant in my first two minutes I got kicked three times very hard. Sigh. I ended up helping the new black belts with their test preparation and was pleasantly surprised that I was able to help a little bit, but overall couldn't remember the overall moves. Brain is full. After class turned out to be me and Daniel Sensei. We went through all my Bird katas and refined as much as my brain could handle.
When Sensei's eight year old daughter is "done" with class she only gives the very least in effort. I can't imagine what she's like at home, but I imagine they feel more free to address her behavior. Unfortunately, when I have to teach the young folks she is often an issue because I have to devote so much attention to her. That means the group suffers. I imagine I should just ignore her, but when she is partnered with another person they both get less done.
Last night I had four girls of varying ages and experience trying to get through two exercises. Each having less and less interest in the work as time went on. On a good night everyone is pretty much on the same page, but as the time stretched on I seemed plagued by several issues. The daughter and her partner started giggling which is a sure sign things are going down hill. Then they started shoving each other. In the other pair, one girl asked a questi…
It's thanksgiving here in the states today and usually most things around the holiday are put aside to get ready for family and cooking. However, we took a vote and decided we'd do both classes as way to squeeze in as much training as we could. However the first class only had five of us and then after class was only three of us.
Reed started the class very quickly and that means the bare minimum of warm so we could get to content. He asked how much was on my plate. This meant that he was learning something and needed someone else to work with. He does his best learning by teaching someone else. Since he's kind of being pushed to work on his next belt he needs to learn four new kata under the Ryuei-Ryu school. We'd learned Anan which was the fourth I believe, but Pachu is the first. At any rate the pronunciation of said kata sounds like a sneeze to me; thus the title of the post. We got most of the way through it, but class ended. Everybody said their farewell…