Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Few days since my last post on here.
Knees are starting to play up on me, maybe its the road running. I'm thinking 3 1/3 miles is maybe a bit more than is needed. Some interval running/sprinting may be more appropriate for striking/dynamic martial arts like ours.
Tendinitis (still not technically diagnosed but got a great opinion I can trust) is still nagging me, no maiwashi's and no kicks above waist height whatsoever. Still training hard though and need to focus on basics for a while (both kumite and kata too).
Got my intermediate goal of 2kyu grading in Dec. Going to be tough!
I've also started some resistance tube exercises and I find it very helpful, I'm trying to cut down weight so weight training just doesn't appeal at the moment.
I'm starting to get excited about the kata & the kata applications. I'm starting to look at kata in a whole different way. Which, when I can afford to donate the time, away from basics and gradings I will definitely be going down this root of study.
I think every kata is a full on war, and when it comes to applying each kata/section of a kata, anything goes. Its a really exciting field that I certainly want to explore further when my knowledge-base and technique improves. Its fascinating, to me, all of our karate can be studied directly from the kata.
So at the moment, I'm running (body permitting) 3-4 times a week.. 2 runs of 1.6 miles, 1-2 runs of 3.33 miles. From tomorrow I'm going to start back with sum kata outside of the dojo, I'll find somewhere secluded on a run and stop in and practice. I have a really important goal set for myself & its smart.
S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Achievable
R - Realistic
T - Time bound
I'm real sore now so I'm going to relax and watch some Tony Soprano until I fall asleep. :)
See you next time.

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