I am up super-early to go to a continuing education unit class for 6 hrs. ‘Stopped by Starbucks across from Disneyland.
Boy, is this a damn good decision I made to sign up. It really gives me something to think about and to look forward to-and to be excited about. I even feel better physically-the light workouts do wonders. Amazing.
So far I’ve learned:
Stances (7 or 8 or maybe even 10)
Moving forwards and backwards in one stance.
How to navigate the GMAU website.
I’ve made all sorts of super neat screenshots to follow-and analyze (that may be the most important).
Now I’m on to blocking. I’ve started out with a ‘Downward Block’.
I watched this video: Kihon Kata – Taikyoku Shodan It looks like it is a series of movements with a change in directions of moving, attacking, and blocking. From a bird’s eye view the pattern is an ‘H’. I wonder if this is a long held traditional element. I’m going to have to look into that.