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Dear neighborhood children,

When you see a scowly man practicing with sword, staff, etc., in a tennis court, there are a few things you should NOT do.

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I've been a bit neglectful of my LT updates. Let me fix that.

Little Tigers- Blocking was the focus of the day, as they learned to use their high and low blocks to keep themselves from being hit by the dreaded foam noodle! Protect yourselves, Tigers!

TSD- Test is just around the corner, so we took some time to practice our forms, go over terminology, and then end the day with a review on breaking techniques.

KF weapons- One of our blue sash students is testing for his next level of blue, so I spent some time critiquing his staff form and giving him tips.

KF- After forms practice, I set up several targets for the students to use the offensive elements of their weapons forms against in a practical drill setting, focusing on slicing angles, stabbing accuracy, pommel strikes, and more.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Indomitable

Dec. 3rd, 2013 10:56 pm
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Chilled to the bone during weapons practice, hit repeatedly on each side of the neck, jabbed in the eye, bled from an open wound, punched in the ribs, and took many knee strikes to the gut.

All in all? A good training day. Now for some painkillers, rest, and get ready to do it again tomorrow. ‪
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LT- Little Tigers were learning important life lessons today, such as remembering to pull your toes back when kicking things.

TSD- kicking drills, no-hands combat, and multiple person sparring!

Weapons- iron staff and heavy sword training day. Whew!

KF- Intense abs workout with medicine ball, tons of forms work for everyone! Also, I taught an intermediate form to a student today, something I had yet to officially do!
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LT - The Little Tigers ran through (an appropriately sized) obstacle course to practice jumps, dodging, and kicking. They were so excited that they promised to give "1,000,000 percent"!

TSD- Blindfolded forms practice!! Awwwww yeah!

KF Weapons- I taught one of our new Green Sash students some basic staff work to prep him for his upcoming staff form. I LOVE weapons class!

KF- helping our returning students regain some lost knowledge, teaching new forms to both white and green sash students, and giving them all practice drills which make them exhausted. Ahhhh, what a good class!

Now to get ready for the school's annual picnic!
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LT - I got to teach some new Little Tigers how to ki ahp today! Such cute little roars!!

TSD- Ooh, I get to be a student for today's class! Thanks for leading class, Ma'am!

Weapons were readied, forms were practiced, and spin jump sword slashes were unleashed! Rar!!

KF - I cut the students some slack. After a bit of stance work, they simply had to complete 10 reps of 22 hand attacks and 22 kicks in 20 minutes. Easy peasy, right?
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My new Sunday class at Saeng Myong was a success! After a few trail and error drills involving both TSD and KF students, the class enjoyed form work, sparring, and just a bit of foam weapon combat. Thanks to everyone who participated!
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Has it been a week since I posted? Bah! I should update more. Anyway, I was asked to cover the early morning classes again, leaving me with a busy morning.

Our Little Tigers students were very sleepy this morning. The cubs found balancing on one foot sooooo hard!

TSD class - Run, my Tang Soo Do students, RUN!! BWAHAHAHA~!!

Weapons- sword and staff were handled with all due diligence.

Kung Fu- Introducing students to The Deck of Pain is always a hoot, even more so when followed up with a half an hour of forms.

deck of pain

New weapon

May. 23rd, 2013 10:17 pm
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I've been given permission to start training with this behemoth.
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Saturday mornings, starting at 9:30 AM, three classes are held in sequence: TSD, KF Weapons, and KF. This was one of those rare days that I had to attend all three.

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