Soooooooo, haven’t blogged in a while.

School has been pretty stressful lately, and now that the semester is over, I am spending more time at Karate.

I have started walking home with a friend from Karate, so we have been practicing our knowledge on the way home. Once, I needed help with a kata, and she and I were doing Kusanku in my local park. We must have looked pretty ridiculus. (google Kusanku… when you see the jump, you’ll know what we were doing)

That’s it for now… keep up with the New Years Resolutions!

-Reverse Punch

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Summer!

Well, Karate has been great so far this summer, but I will be taking a break from this blog while I prepare for my black belt test.

I will resume this blog once I earn my black belt in Karate.

Goodbye for now!

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Black Belt Testing

Hello!

I went to the black belt test, and everyone passed! Woohoo!

I am actually really sore from sitting and taking notes the whole time 😉

At the school where the testing was, they have these benches, so there were no back-rests, plus, I was hunched over trying to take notes, or leaning forward, to hear the questions the judges asked the candidates. All in all, I am sore… I wasn’t even testing! He he he.

Well, I will blog later!

— Reverse Punch

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Black Belt Test

I just wanted to say that there is a black belt test tommorrow night, which I plan on attending….

I will blog about the test tommorrow.

Enjoy life!

— Reverse Punch

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Monday Class

Hi

Yesterday was fun, we learned some self defenses in the tournament class. I felt slightly awkward, because I had to try and grapple someone’s legs, which made me feel strange, because you have to bend over and run. Not something I do very often.

So, the first defense was against a normal reverse punch. Hehe… blog name. Anyway, so as the person come in with a right punch, you quickly step into a front stance, and block with your left arm. Then, you punch to their solar plexus, then pull your hand back, and stike to the pelvic bone. Then, you lift your arm back up, and strike their next as you sweep their leg.

The second self defense was against a full nelson (I think that’s what it is…?). It is when someone puts their arms under your arms, and around your neck, then they push down on your neck. The defense is just grabbing a finger and pulling, or kicking their shin with your heel, or when you cradle your hands and push against your own forehead, until the other person gets tired, then you snap your arms down, and bend back their wrist. ( If you don’t know what I mean, here it is. You keep your hands straight with your fingers together, with one palm facing away, and one palm facing you. Then, you bend your fingers into a ‘C’ shape, and link your hands. If you still don”t know what I mean, then I would join a martial arts school if I were you 😉 !)

The third self defense is when someone grabs your lapel with their left hand, and throws a punch with their right hand. First, you elbow their punch away, grab their fist on your lapel with your thumb and pointer finger, with your thumb on the meaty part by the thumb. Then, you twist their hand (and entire arm), and lock their elbow with your hand, and then you drag them to the ground with their wrist still bent. Ouch.

There were two other defenses, but I will post them later.

– Reverse Punch

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Thursday Class

So,

It was a great class yesterday. I learned a lot more of Chinto kata… woohoo! I love this kata! I asked so many questions, because I really want this kata to be perfect.

Also, my instructor asked me if I want to start helping out with the juniors’ classes. I was so proud to be asked!

Bye for now,

-ReversePunch

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Monday and Tuesday Class

Hey!

Monday class was great, we learned a sparring combination. In this combination, you angle off of your opponent, then use your front foot, and front kick to the ribs, just under and off to the side of your solar plexus. Then, the next time you go in, you fake the front kick again, and because you just kicked them really hard with a front kick… THEY WILL BLOCK IT! Before you finish throwing the kick, you twist your hips, and throw a round kick to the head. Then you do the same thing again, but after you kick the head, you pull your foot back, and side kick them to the body. This is all without putting your foot down. It works every time.

On Tuesday, we tested for a stripe, and I passed! I know the first bit of Chinto Kata. I love this Kata.

That’s all for now!

– Reverse Punch

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