New Guy!

It’s probably not a reason to get really excited, but after hanging out with kids class, which seems to be sticking to the 23 member level, the adult class can be a bit of a let down.  We had 8 last night which is honestly a good number considered the space we have, but I honestly worry about us losing some of our numbers due to normal attrition. 

So I was pleasantly surprised that a new guy showed up last night.  On top of that he’s a young guy with a black belt in TKD!  It’s like a dream to have energy and experience come into the class. 

He’s a nice guy and was able to quickly learn whatever we were doing with a minimum of fuss.  Teacher was nice enough to place me with him for basic punching drills.  He was a bit shaky with our variation on it, but you could tell he knew what he was doing.  Later, during the break, he did flashy spinning kicks with Storm.  He’s certainly physically adept.  Every time they do that flashy stuff I become a bit mournful, because I’m older and not really sure I can generate the physically adept synchrony to do any of what they are trying.  I think I’m going to have to force myself to try some of it just to see if I can orient at high speed. 

Comments

BSM said…
It looks cool but most of it is not practical. You are better off with TSD hand techniques IMO.

Unless you feel the need to do a 560 flash kick at parties!

(If you do I expect a video.)
Potatoe Fist said…
I was explaining the class that I wanted to do the Japanese split in suspension (ala JVCD) by my 40th birthday - I ended trying it a birthday and tearing my groin.

I guarantee that I'll get video if I do that kick at a party. Most likely I hurt myself, an innocent bystander and something expensive will get broken. Wife will not be happy.

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