day 1966 – open doors

dropping in to a rare visit to open gym because i want to make a big push to regain some moves before christmas break kicks in. i’ve had a rough patch and felt like i’ve lost a lot of what i worked so hard for. tonight i was given some basic instructions and drills to get me started on the moon kick. after i got tired or moon kicks, i threw some gainers into the foam pit. also touched on some front tucks, roundoffs, handstands and back tucks. it was a productive open gym and i’ll look for ways to go to some more

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day and night

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on cypress mountain doing what i ought to be doing in the winter season. this season, i changed it up and took up snowboarding as part of my 2016 to do list. it’s something i really wanted to add to my repertoire long ago, but was delayed due to commitments and parents restrictions. i didn’t learn with the best conditions, in fact, in one of the worst where the snowstorm was so strong it was blowing me uphill. some said that i was crazy for doing so in such conditions, but i wasn’t going to be picky and only saw it was a challenge. if i could pick it up in this condition, any normal condition would be a walk in the park. definitely want to hit the slopes again before vancouver winter season is all said and done

day 921 – tyro

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no matter at what stage in life in any practice, everyone is still learning or working to master something. learning from a guy who’s really nice in offering to teach me new moves. i had tons of fun trying to learn these new skills and hopefully i wasn’t too disappointing. i thought my coordination was pretty good, but after tonight, i know even more heightened hand eye and full body coordination will make it come easier. it’s not going to come overnight, but i do believe it’s coming

day 896 – kickboxing

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always wanted to try kickboxing so i gave it a shot. it was fun and pretty much what i expected –  a cardio workout. the class was structured in several phases, but they pride on not stopping at any one of them and surprisingly i didn’t need to. i could really benefit from working up a sweat and use that as distraction from everything that’s been happening lately. i received constant feedback and comments, many of which mentioned i had a good roundhouse kick. why thank you, i guess my roundhouse kick is not too shabby

day 832 – power grid

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playing some power grid after accomplishing a tough workout is the way to go. it’s a great bonding activity where we chilled a little, chatted a little and played a little. i haven’t played board games in ages so i haven’t heard of any of the games they had to offer but i am willing to learn all. my first crack at playing this game so just learning the games and strategies as we go. it’s funny my arms are so tired that i could barely control my hands to hold my chips and maneuver my pieces

day 780 – back to school

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took a long break off this summer away from my regular friday night class and now school is back in season, which also means i am back at training. made a quick appearance tonight and got bombarded with new set of step sparring that i must learn. the third dan step sparring completely blew my mind. i think i will need a lot of time to digest and wrap my head around these techniques and theories

day 592 – fooling around

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fooling around and going out of my way to try new things. feeling like a brave soul and took a heap at attempting some stunts. there’s no surprise i started off with a face plant. i am certain i have bruised and busted my knee from the hard landings, so hopefully i am not hobbling too much when i wake up tomorrow. good thing i have scheduled my appointments strategically so i feel more secured when i try dangerous things like such