I’m Still Going

Guys, you totally thought that this was going nowhere, but I got you! I have been practicing! Let me update you since my last post:

Friday: it was looking grim, but then a wonderful thing happened! I had to wait! Waiting is the perfect time to go through material. While waiting for my mom to get off work, I went through the Yang Tai Chi form. Then, later, for my co-workers, I went through the 24 posture combined Tai Chi form.

Saturday: Long day of training in class in the morning. Then, went down to Brendan Lai’s Martial Art Supply Store for a straight sword in preparation for the Skewer the Sun Sword festival on April 7th. It’s a beaut! But later on I still managed to go over the new brown belt form I learned. From memory! Even though I wrote up notes, I didn’t need them!

I'm kind of a bad ass...
Yeah, that’s right, I own a sword.

Sunday: Admittedly, kind of a slow day, but I still managed to practice the new form.

Monday: Started the day with six i chin ching postures from memory. Stopped at six rather than 7 because I forgot the 7th.

Later on, this evening practiced my new form in my folks’ backyard in the dark. Then, went through the tiger form too. Tried to practice hou tien chi while driving (that didn’t work out so well).

So far, so good!

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I’m starting to Build a Practice!!!

Guys,

This is hard. Today, I failed yet again! NOOOOO! Well, maybe not completely, but I woke up early then fell asleep and then had 20 minutes before I had to leave. No time to do my 7 i chin ching postures…

So, on the way to work I practiced hou tien chi breathing. I was successful in that. I will say.

Also, because I was late I have no clothes to change into to practice. I feel a little awkward about rockin’ my gi out in the Food Bank parking lot. If I ever get the nerve to do this, I’ll take a picture and post it.

Now then… what was I going to practice at lunch? Let’s see what the good ole schedule says…lower belt forms!!! Ok, get ready Food Bank volunteers, I’m about to get all Shaolin in the parking lot…

Practicing in the Park
Weapons are fun.