Adventurer Jr. III has been asking me for a while when he can go to the “big kids” class at Martial Arts. He has been practicing in the little kids class for about a year. Since he asked himself, I thought he was ready for some challenge. So I talked to the instructor and he agreed to let him tryout the regular class. Guess what, Adventurer Jr. III did such a great job and he earned his place in the … Continue reading >>
I did basic leg blocks, middle blocks, figure eight, and butterfly. I’m a little rusty since I haven’t touched a staff for a while. I also worked on leg block with front stance twice each side while moving forward, and leg blocks with back stance twice each side while moving backward. Last, I reviewed the first half of the staff form.
Today, I practiced the basics of escrima staff. I practiced head strikes, body strikes, and leg strikes, as well as the blocks for each one. An important tip is that every block is a strike in itself. Also, when striking, aim at your opponent, not the weapon. Moving around can also increase the difficulty.
12-8-2013 We arrived back from Detroit this early afternoon. Home sweet home. Adventurer Jr. also had a meeting for Science Olympiad this afternoon and Adventurer Jr. II had a bird painting scheduled as well. Yesterday, we arrived at the tournament at 1 PM and stayed until 7 PM. I have to say, Adventurer Jr. division’s competition is tough. Many competitive kids are in this group, including kids from Costa Rica. We should have good fights next year as well. Adventurer … Continue reading >>
11-23-2013 Today, Adventurer Jr. and I attended a meeting regarding an upcoming Taekwondo tournament in Detroit. Our master gave a speech about how hard this tournament has been and how good those competitors are. Adventurer Jr. decided not to compete in the sparring event, partly because he is at the bottom of his age division, which makes it harder to win. On top of that, he isn’t experienced enough, since he has only competed twice under his belt. There will … Continue reading >>