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.
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.
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.
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.
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.