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.