It’s great GMAU changed the practice video. This is MUCH easier to follow along.
My heart is holding up. Switched up diet even more-GOTTA get rid of even MORE sodium. Ugh. Lots more fruit bowls, half salad dressing, veggie cups. I really don’t mind at all, I could care less about what I eat, I just don’t like feeling so bad.
‘Took it easy due to my heart & heart rate issues. ‘Didn’t want to get it hot. Still wanted to work it out to get my BP down tho’. Paused the video at least 10 times to keep my HR under 100. Not too many problems w/my body. R ankle is looser but still hot. Torso didn’t get hot. Hernias didn’t bother me but I took it easy at work this week.
In the aerobics room at 24 Hr. Fitness in Huntington Beach on fAtlanta and Magnolia. Oh, did 12 mins of Kumites but I think I am doing too many of them, I think we are supposed to only do the Orange Belt Kumites.
This class is good because it is not too bad of a workout (good if one is tired), breaks down the moves, gives 40 minutes worth of credit (!), and there is Kata practice at the end of all the Katas! However, it is not good for following the new kata.
Long day studying Excel. ‘Thought I’d get in some exercise tonight since I was sitting all day long, even if I’d work out at 20% effort. Well, I’m 20 minutes into working out and I’m at 50% effort. Not bad. Plus, my lungs hurt.
Running thru the Orange belt test Jonas made,even tho’ he screws it up at the end. We need to remake this.
Age Uke (Rising Block) Kihon Drill. The turn was confusing-the blocking, the direction of turn, and the arm movement. Gedan Barai (Downward Block) – Kihon Drill. This cleared up the turning direction. I assume the turning direction/movement is the same as it was in the Age Uke. I’ll have to reexamine this when I have an educated eye.
Looked at the test list. Sent an e-mail to Sensei Michael re: Changing the order the Age Uke and Gedan Barai drills are listed/presented on the page. Neko Ashi Dachi (Cat Stance)
Lots more review at this level than I’d thought.
Followed along with this:
Sanbon Kumite (Three Step Sparring)
The double hand block to strike will require further study.
Darn wifi here at the gym. Kept cutting out on me. 😦
It’s coming together but I still am not 100%. I’m not predicting the next group of moves that we demonstrate. Heian shodan-need to work on Renoji dachi. I need to go slower than this video. I need to be able to do the whole thing myself (w/o watching the video).
I updated my basic warms up page. I did so by watching and doing Class 2 -Beginner Class. I need to have a Basic Warms Ups page because it’s portable and quick and I need to warm up, especially my L knee, before ‘Lessons’ because the lessons are focused.
Oct 15, 2017. I did a practice test run thru at 24 Hr. Fitness. The presentation of the skills needs to be solid; Definitive demonstration of the skill, definitive entry into each demonstration, clear cut elements between ea. presentation, etc.
Need to look into getting a Gi for the exam.
Need to start practicing barefoot or find specific shoes for Karate.
I did this class: Class 2 – Beginner Class. It is a good full body workout Plenty of warm up that’s not too tough with breaks in the activity, then the instruction and that has breaks in the activity. Then practice stances.
I’ve not done Karate for 2 weeks-my lungs have just hurt too much and then the accompanying sleep needs. Working graveyards doesn’t help. What I need to do is not go out at night to places-cuz that’s how I picked up these 2 colds. : (
5/26/17 Friday night. Been a little rough going-either this flu is hanging on or I picked up another one. This is my first time practicing physically in…5 days? Feeling better now. Did vocab on Quizlet. It’s 10:43 pm & I’m at 24 Hr Fitness. Just did Kokutsu dachi drill-it’s used in the testing & kata. Photo below (the lights in the room are blue neon O.O ).
5/26/17 10:56 pm. Followed the Renoji dachi video.
11:01 pm. Followed along with the Choku zuki video. Straight punches. Notes; The hand is pronated until it twists at the end-in simultaneously with the twisting of the back hand as it is placed by the side and the slight twisting of the torso.
23: 30 Gyaku-zuki (Reverse Punch). This punch/drill comes from the hourglass stance at first but later on in the 1 step drill it looks like that is dropped. The hand that is doing the punching is the one that is on the same side as the back leg. This is opposite of Oi-zuki.
I need to get a punching bag for the sister of that kid I’m taking care of so she can practice punching. Tweeted Adam Carolla about his punching bag preferences.
23:33. Oi-zuki. Front lunge punch. This is done in Zenkutsu dachi and the hand that is on the same side as the front leg is doing the punch. This is the opposite hand that is used when doing Gyaku-zuki, the Reverse punch.