Out of Shape

I knew it’s been some time since I’ve done any type of vigorous exercise, but this was ridiculous.  We were probably 10 minutes into class after warm-ups, doing a block/strike drill.  Teacher wanted me to do an inside crescent kick immediately followed by a side kick.  All of you know you just have to keep your balance and it’s a snap.  Well, after two sets of 20 I could barely breath.  And if I didn’t get my heel pointed all the way around to the target my hips would bind on the side kick.  Grueling. 

Maybe because it’s been so long since I’ve been, but for once the utilization of the hip snap to get the shoulders moving really seemed to work for once.  I didn’t fight myself too much and I was doing pretty good.  My lower back seems tender though. 

We did some katas/hyungs at the end of class and picked up a few pointers that I had forgotten. 


After the kids left one of the guys told us that he saw the cops put Nilon on the plane to the big city with handcuffs on!!!.  Apparently three assaults in two months.  This led to a discussion on the schools responsibility, liability and what to do if he came back.  Apparently he’d been asked not to continue at the Judo school.  I hadn’t even realized that he was trying to go there. 

It got me to thinking about our open door policy to accept any students.  Does the Teacher have the right to be selective?  His approach of let them taste and then they move on has always worked, until Nilon.  I guess we were all assuming that he’d “get it” after some point.  Ah well. 


BSM said…
Hopefully your instructor has his students sign some sort of waiver. If not he should!
Potatoe Fist said…
I've got to admit - it's a bit strange that we never filled any paperwork out. I think it was becasuse it was a club type of format. I'll ask tonight and see what Teacher thinks. Thanks for the idea.
Colin Wee said…
Paperwork is one thing. Someone also needs to have the wherewithal to ask undesirables to leave.

Potatoe Fist said…
If I can ever get to that conversation with Teacher I'll be intrigued to hear what he has to say. I suspect he welcomes all because we are always in need of students...
BSM said…
Yeah I agree with Colin. However a contract with a clause about unacceptable behavior makes that easier.

When I was involved with the Tae Kwon Do club on campus all members had to sign a liability waiver. Part of it included a disclaimer about inappropriate behavior.

If your instructor wants a template I can e-mail it to you.
Potatoe Fist said…
If you get a chance I'd love that form - I've lost your email somewhere along the way...

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