Sew much distractions

Yeah, bad pun. It’s early and I’ve only had one cup of coffee. It won’t get any better for a while. My calf is doing well enough for daily activities but definitely not up to testing speed. Tried sparring drills last week and had a bit of a set back. Nothing walking-boot worthy but enough […]

Training Log 4-6 of 24

Week four … or the week I get back to it. Or not. Yeah. Not. But here’s what I did Monday: no practice. Recovering from Sunday Tuesday: hour and a half at dojo. Great naihanchi drill! My ankles hated it. Wednesday: naihanchi drill. Wanshu & Shihonuke x3. Thursday: Dojo testing. Only a few tested this […]

Training Log 3 of 24

OOps! This got queued instead of published… Week three was a weak week. O.o And I didn’t prep this post as the week went along so I am sure I have forgotten much. But here’s what I did Monday: 2 hours in the dojo. Tourney prep and class. Tuesday: History, 2 hours in the dojo […]

Training Log 2 of 24

Same song… second verse! Here’s what I did for  week 2: Monday: 2 hours in the dojo. Tourney prep and class. Focus on back-hand block front-hand strike and control. Hang that kick out there and stick it baybee! Tuesday: Bit o’ history study. 2 hrs in da dojo. Focusing on punching & kicking drills (using […]

Training Log 1 of 24

It’s time! Time to get serious about my next karate belt test. I am trying to find ways to not only keep track of my training for my next belt (san kyu; first brown) but to also stay motivated. So I’m gonna blog it! Woohoo! There are approximately 24 weeks (6 months) until the test. […]

Monday Musings: Karate

Another alliterated title! Woot! O.o My make-ahead sessions are pretty run-o-the-mill now. Nothing new. Except maybe pressure canning chicken broth. Yeah, exciting eh? So I’ve been thinking this would be a good replacement or at least something to write about until something exciting happens in the make-ahead department. And it will help me tackle some […]