Friday 2/17 and Saturday 2/18 classes.

Floor drills with kicks and stances.  We need to clean up our technique.  Front stances, good kicks, forward forms.  It won’t be easy, and if we can grind through this, I’ll surrender the last ten minutes of class to independent study.  If technique is sloppy, and there isn’t enough focus/teamwork, we will devote the last bit of class to ab workouts.

Saturday we will revisit good stances and technique, but have more fun with jumps and spins (hopefully) on the spring floor.  Crescent -> tornado.  Tornado -> 540 kick.  Maybe a fun tricking combo!  Spin heel/tornado/butterfly.

Friday 1/27 and Saturday 1/28 Classes

Friday will be tons of arms!  Our normal obstacle course (students better roll on the pads, or suffer push-ups).  We will add wrist stretches to our normal stretch routine today.  We will do lots of repetitious arm exercises, lots of punches, planks, plank knife-hands, push ups galore, jumping jacks, cartwheels, hand stands….and then a rousing game of “kill-the-other-student-by-throwing-the-cheese.”  Maybe we should invent a new name for that?  Cheese cannon?  Adults will do a similar exercise, but with a much heavier pad, and with me pressuring them to MOVE FASTER!

Saturday we will give our arms a break and do more core workouts!  Sit ups, leg ups, roman crunches, slow hand + head stands, and burpess.

The rest of Saturday, I’d love to get some video of our classes doing the things they love.  A few sparring matches, some flips, some weapons.  If parents or students object to the video, let me know!  I intend to clip things together for youtube, and I promise not to make anyone look bad!

Friday 1/20 and Saturday 1/21 classes

Friday we will learn about explosive action vs controlled action.  We’ll do squats, push ups, punches, and jump kicks as practice and demonstration.  I’ll also talk about your brain, physiology, and why controlling our emotions is useful in stressful situations.

Saturday, spin kicks, flexibility.  Ill also build off reactionary movement and counter-strike technique.  Then we’ll do sparring and try it out.