Karate class and then assisted / did exercises with the following three kids classes.
Lots of walking up and down the hill. Also, marching with the karate school.
I was working with Shihan to get ready to stripe test for katas. I’ve got quite a few techniques that I need to work on before I’m ready to test. I’ll have a chance to practice Wednesday evening after class and again this coming Friday.
Two really good classes tonight. Also, Mr. Adams made us run around the entire perimeter of building a total of four times with exercises in between each lap – all of this after 45 minutes of kickboxing!
Lots of self defense this class.
Did both. 2 hours of fun.
Attended class this morning, but also did many other exercises with the following three kids classes.
All 19 katas, 20 tricep pushups, and 50 crunches
Attempted paddle boarding on choppy water today, swam with the kids, but wasn’t feeling quite 100%, so I decided to exercise.
Practiced all of my katas this evening (all 19 of them, a few more than once), 25 pushups, and 50 crunches – not bad for vacation.
Traveling day, but did some exercises before bed:
1. 25 regular pushups
2. 100 crunches
3. 15 tricep pushpus.
In class, we worked on all of our katas. I did every one from Taikyoku Shodan to Gankaku. Afterwards, I was a partner during core and did exercises with them too since they needed the push. In extreme, we did 50 kicks (25 each leg) that I led, and also did all of my Shotokan drills with a teenage red belt that is taller than me. PT also.
Did PT today and went biking with Anya.
Mr. Strong really helped with this the other day and gave me a new way to work on setting up the kick before I go. So, I spent the bulk of the hour working on these kicks. I also worked a little bit on kata. Also, did my PT later on.
The night before, I was out late because I hosted a client event for work. Needless to say, I was pretty wiped out and only planned on doing Karate, but after getting there and getting my juices flowing (as well as seeing my peers), I stuck it out and felt pretty good afterwards!
During karate, we worked quite a bit on spinning crescent and jump spinning back for Nidan requirements.
After class, I also worked on my PT for me ACL.
The usual plus the PT – it’s not hard, but it is time consuming. My Physical Therapist said that when that injury acts up, I need to resume my exercises and ice as a first line of defense. I was able to do classes just fine, but didn’t kick with full speed and power. I also had to take it easy on the squats. I did them, just a little slower.
Resuming physical therapy exercises for my left knee/acl
7 a.m. class, lots of kicks – my left knee/acl injury is starting to flare up again. After that, I helped with the kids classes – it’s a workout since I’m doing a lot of the exercises and drills with them. Also, I think I busted my little toe too. I was running with the kids, and my pinky toe smacked into the heel of one of the kids – now it’s all swollen and purple.
8 am class. We did quite a few tricep pushups today – quite a lot of them
Worked on weapons primarily today – bo, sai, sickles, and nunchaku.
Earlier in the day, my left knee starting acting up…it’s been fine for a couple of months, but now it’s bugging me – grrrrr.
Back to the usual tonight… 5 p.m. karate followed by kickboxing. In karate we did a smaller version of what we did last night. I led exercised with 35 pushups, 70 squats, 70 sit-ups, 20 butt busters, 100 punches.
Tonight we did the following:
- 35 pushups
- 100 situps
- 25 chair dips
- 25 butt busters
We were supposed to repeat that three times, but the second and third time, Sensei lowered the situps to 60. On the second and third time, I was unable to do all of the pushups – I’ll have to work more on those.
After that, he had us run around the dojo a few times, duck walks, crab crawls, 3 x 1 minute intervals on the bag, 50 or 100 punches (I can’t remember), and then 50 kicks on each leg.
The rest of the time was spent on self defense against a gun and a knife.
I was still in recovery mode from the campout tonight as was Nadia. While I did the 5:00 class, I skipped on the kickboxing tonight.
Kenjutsu, tantojutsu, shurikenjutsu, stealth, camouflage, various combat scenarios, self defense, an obstacle course, and lots of bug bites.
Also, I really hate on campouts – it truly is one of the hardest parts – an upset digestive track while doing all the campout stuff is quite undesirable.
Karate: Lot’s of ninja campout prep
Kickboxiong: Cardio, Supergirl workout, running backwards, and hitting stuff.
Warm ups, sword fighting, and Unsu
Karate class consisted mainly of sword fighting with some time at the end to work on Kosanto, followed by an hour of cardio kickboxing.
Warmup exercises and stretches followed by all of my katas.
Warmup exercised and stretches, followed by all of my katas.