Karate, Cardio Kickboxing, and PT

The usual plus the PT - it's not hard, but it is time consuming. My Physical Therapist said that when that injury acts up, I need to resume my exercises and ice as a first line of defense. I was able to do classes just fine, but didn't kick with full speed and power. I also had to take it easy on the squats. I did them, just a little slower.

Sunday morning class and assisting with kids classes - and resuming PT

7 a.m. class, lots of kicks - my left knee/acl injury is starting to flare up again. After that, I helped with the kids classes - it's a workout since I'm doing a lot of the exercises and drills with them. Also, I think I busted my little toe too. I was running with the kids, and my pinky toe smacked into the heel of one of the kids - now it's all swollen and purple.

Practicing with Steve

Worked on weapons primarily today - bo, sai, sickles, and nunchaku. 

Earlier in the day, my left knee starting acting up...it's been fine for a couple of months, but now it's bugging me - grrrrr.

Karate and Kickboxing

Back to the usual tonight... 5 p.m. karate followed by kickboxing. In karate we did a smaller version of what we did last night. I led exercised with 35 pushups, 70 squats, 70 sit-ups, 20 butt busters, 100 punches.

Black Belt Class - with a Black Belt Workout!

Tonight we did the following:

  1. 35 pushups
  2. 100 situps
  3. 25 chair dips
  4. 25 butt busters

We were supposed to repeat that three times, but the second and third time, Sensei lowered the situps to 60. On the second and third time, I was unable to do all of the pushups - I'll have to work more on those.

After that, he had us run around the dojo a few times, duck walks, crab crawls, 3 x 1 minute intervals on the bag, 50 or 100 punches (I can't remember), and then 50 kicks on each leg. 

The rest of the time was spent on self defense against a gun and a knife.


First class after the campout

I was still in recovery mode from the campout tonight as was Nadia. While I did the 5:00 class, I skipped on the kickboxing tonight.

2 Day Ninja Campout

Kenjutsu, tantojutsu, shurikenjutsu, stealth, camouflage, various combat scenarios, self defense, an obstacle course, and lots of bug bites.

Also, I really hate 💩on campouts - it truly is one of the hardest parts - an upset digestive track while doing all the campout stuff is quite undesirable.