It’s been months since I have worked out. Reasons:
1. The Orange Belt example test run-thru really took the wind out of my sails-extremely disappointing. There’s mistakes & the kata run-thru contain errors. The training video for one kata is not good enough.
2. The 24 Hour Fitness chain closed most of it’s gyms between the hours of midnight and 4 a.m. They outta change the name to 20 hour fitness.
3. I was sick. It took two rounds of pet store antibiotics to get rid of the bacteria & then still 2 months after that I hadn’t completely recovered.
4. The heat stroke has me still injured. If I get my heart rate too high my heart hurts the next day. : (
I just did the OB practice test run-thru.
I think I might implement ‘Self Defense Sundays’.
I got the bluetooth speaker to work-yay! MUCH louder, a terrific improvement.
Follow along of the orange belt exam.
6 months later & I am still having problems with the kata list. Click on the above images to be sent into ‘Gallery’ mode where the image will be much larger & easier to see. This is a screenshot of the criteria covered on the exam but the kata are not specifically spelled out. I think it’d just be clear & specific if the katas themselves were listed=perhaps like this:
YB Kata: Taikyoku nidan
YB Kata: Heian Shodan
OB Kata: Taikyoku Nidan
OB Kata: Heian Nidan
I STILL don’t know if the above is correct.
The following is a screenshot:
Feeling MUCH better-rested, not tired, took a nap, super tired the last few weeks, not coughing, no green stuff making my lung flutter (maybe cuz I swam), heart holding up ok but hurts a bit and misses a beat at about the 16th beat or is weak. R ankle still unstable.L knee still unstable.Showed ‘Oscar’ GMAU. Cracked ea other’s backs. In aerobics room at 24 Hr. Fatness HB on Adams.
Good video. Good to do when the heart rate is high. I’ll make a stretching page now.
Great class. Do it again. Watch it and take notes. Had to do the whole thing on the phone cuz the laptop was too slow. Grr.
Feeling better but picked up yet another cough. Slow wifi after 5pm, I must remember to start earlier.
LA Fitness, Norwalk. Imperial Hwy.
‘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.
My first workout in 3 months. I did this class: 7th Kyu Orange – General Training Class 1, the first class for ppl training to get the Orange Belt. ‘Went well, but I eased in; I didn’t do all the reps of everything at first, I monitored my HR, I didn’t put out 100% effort every move, and I stopped about 5 times (?) to lower my heart rate every time my heart got hot.
Stretched a lot.
Kept my heart rate below 120 for sure, below 110 for sure, and once it got over 100 I felt my heart get hot. At that point I sat down and did stretches.
I’m not sure if what I had a month ago was a heart attack or not so I’m just going to take things easy.
4 months since I’ve worked out. Jeez. Oh, & pretty much worked out doing anything, not just GMAU items.
1. R ankle is tight. I think it’s fine it just needs stretching. Dunno how I injured that.
2. Hernias are better but still there. R abd one seems to be the main culprit at the moment. Inguinal are ok, but the R abd one I’ll have to watch. ‘Have to hold my side when I cough or laugh. I’m hoping as I drop wt and build abs it’ll improve.
3. Back is fine. Well, not fine, just back to being what it normally is-full of knots and pops and cracks when I wiggle the right way. Just have to watch it pulling the heavy patient up in bed.
4. 3 colds in 3 months-2 bacterias and one flu. I still have a bit of a cough but no fever.
5. R eye is no longer puffy. Dunno how I injured that.
6. Head. Self surgery a success again. That’s lump #3 gone. ‘Took care of 2 lumps 2 years ago, now 3 more have popped up. All those years working in hospitals and surgery centers have paid off. For <$20, I got an Xacto knife from Home Depot, rubbing alcohol and 4x4s from the drug store, and in 40 mins, whatever the hell barnacle was growing on my head is now gone. 3 weeks to completely heal/there to be no squishy spot on my head. Now there’s just a slight dent. Whatever.
I think that’s it.
Ran thru these in the Class 5 Beginner Class under YB.
My 1st karate workout in 3 months. My R ankle is a little hot after 1/2 hr. I did a yellow belt class.
Lower back: Bettter but got worse. Heavy patients in hospital beds, grr.
Hernias: Spiked yesterday. Ow.
Colds: Almost gone! Haven’t taken cold medicine in at LEAST a wk, maybe 2!
Sick. Running 2 colds simultaneously plus pneumonia. Resting, not training.
Greatly strained lower back and got L femoral hernia from pulling a heavy pt up in bed. Back makes it so standing up and moving is hard.
R ankle is MUCH better. Still hot though.
I’ll be fine at the end of Jan. 2019.
I currently STILL have a damaged R ankle area. Dunno how it happened. 4 months ago?
Sick. 1 month. Psych pt coughing
This wk-lower back from turning a pt.
Now not only am I injured but I am sick too. Grrr.
For the last 2 months my R achilles tendon has been bothering me. Now, I’m sick. wth?! So much for getting an Orange belt by Xmas 2018. Harumphf!
Somehow I hurt my R ankle training 2 wks ago. It IS better but 5 mins of karate showed me it isn’t ready though I am.
I WAS able to play racquetball w/it 2 days ago though. But during karate today the stance work made it hurt. Interesting.
8th Kyu Yellow Belt
Ippon Kumite ichi. #1 1 of 2. 6:26, 8:13.
Ippon Kumite ni. #2 2 of 2. 9:38, 11:50.
Sanbon Kumite ichi. #1 1 of 1. 14:15, 17:50.
7th Kyu Orange Belt –
Ippon Kumite ichi. #1 1 of 2. 20:52, 21:40. –
Ippon Kumite ni. #2 2 of 2. 23:22, 24:37. –
Sanbon Kumite ichi. #1 1 of 2. 26:20, 28:40. –
Sanbon Kumite ni. #2 2 of 2. 31:00, 33:02.
Did the static kihon drill run thru in the middle of whatever class that is, eased up.on push ups cuz they hurt my wrists (always have), did the first 35 mins of bo, now running thru the test skill by skill.
GREAT class at my skillset level. I must take this class again, it really breaks down the kata.
Great class. Nice and slow.
Did the last part w/the katas. This level kata is not easy to follow in this video due to the diagonal angle. 😦
Also went back and did white belt level stuff that is new.
Had an hour long workout today. Not bad, not bad. In fact, MUCH better when I switched to shorts that go to mid-quadricep and turned the big fan towards me. Lots of lag. Did the orange belt test follow along until the guy moved the camera, then the switched to the partner practice.
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.
Good workout. Even better when wearing shorter shorts.
Practiced the stances. Stopped at strikes at 14:30
I’m either tired or am dehydrated. Both. Working graves d/t work issues. Jeez, when will it ever end?
From now on I will wear short shorts. My current shorts, surfing shorts, are too long. From now on, mid quadracep or high quadracep only shorts. BIG difference.
Great class-low sound but but great class for practicing katas. Plus, ‘footsteps only’ katas, so that’s really helpful.
Great class for building time-while learning the kumites. Easy workout but necessary.
Nice easy warm up. Excellent slow breakdown of the kata. This class is a must-do just for the kata.
The first 15 mins are warm ups then basic WB/YB stances.
The warm up is brief & then straight into the yellow belt katas (with push ups and sit ups in between), then orange belt katas (w/push ups).
Good class if u know your katas and want to focus on doing all the katas.
Warm up until: 08:50
Mae Geri Keage begin @ 08:50
Yoko Geri Kekomi begins @ 09:47.
–Dynamic Kihon Drills– 13:02
Ni Zuki with Mae Geri Keage.
Age Uke with Mae Geri Keage and Gyaku Zuki. 18:47.
Uchi Uke with Mae Geri Keage. 23:57
We learn how to put moves together.
Cool down at 27:00
Good class. Freq. interruptions at the gym showing ppl GMAU.