Super Death Killer Extreme
I ran down the hall to my wife with a big smile of childish glee, clutching my prize in my hand. My wife was processing tomatoes for canning and had her hands full literally and figuratively so her response to my glee was a bit subdued.
Class last night had the full spectrum of students. And by that I mean it was mostly children. Because there is twelve children, any hope of getting direct education is out the question. And, as suspected, Mark and I were pressed into service to work on test prep. I led the warmups while Sarah and Mark got a quick lesson on what they were going to teach. Sarah is Reeds' wife, and while she is a green belt she is the most organized person I have ever met and can run circles around Mark and me when it comes to dealing with kids.
"Honey! Guess what I did?!"
"Hmm, what?" she replied distractedly.
"I kicked a green fly out of the air and killed it!"
I held out my hand to show her my prize. The fly was slightly pulped and had one broken wing.
"Uhuh, that's nice," she replied laconically.
"I know right!?" completely ignoring her lack of interest.
Due to the amount of fresh vegetables in the house we're bound to get some bugs, but the unexpected birth of so many green flies was new to both of us. As a consequence I ran around with a fly swatter killing as many as I could, but one errant fellow got out ahead of me so I lashed out with a beautifully timed front kick. The top of my foot stunned the poor fellow and flung him into the air where I followed up with a messy side kick and sent him to the nether world.
After a couple of exercises that went very well, we were given students to work with. I got Grace and we had to work on her self-defense techniques. She is a yellow belt and the two techniques are based around escaping from a full nelson. My gut feeling is that she will never had to experience this in her life because who in the hell would use this? But if they do I hate to think of the pain they'll experience.
I weigh about 100 more pounds than her, and didn't think much of the escape to be honest. Grace placed both her hands on her forehead, stuck her butt out, circled her hands downward and then looked up. My mistake here was to intertwine my fingers tightly. Both Grace and I heard all my fingers popping and cracking since they couldn't go anywhere and were now being pulling apart by a small amount of leverage. God! the pain!
After we practiced that enough that I could no longer pick up anything heavier than a feather we moved on to the throw. This turned out perfect for having someone heavier and taller doing the grabbing. Instead of breaking my fingers, Grace reached back and grabbed my head, she then dropped to her knee while pulling my head further. And I went flying. After three times I grabbed a few stretching mats to ease my way on the landing.
I was walking stiffly last night and it'll be worse today as the day goes on. Just a reminder out there - take your throws often so it's not such a surprise to the system.