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Self Brutalation

Last night was my first complete class taught by Master Lee. I've been to classes where he ran part of it, but this one was start to finish.... all Master Lee. He dedicated the class to working on the staff form, which was really cool.

I felt like I had a strong grip on how the staff is used and held, etc. I am happy to learn that I was pretty right on, but just needed some fine tuning here and there. :)

Master Lee also left us with a training drill that he wants us to do every day for the rest of the summer. Now, realistically, there is no way I'll be able to do this every day, but I'm certainly going to try. The drill sounds simple enough...

Sit down, cross your legs. Lean back and prop yourself up on your hands. Pick up your right knee and bend your leg. Now front kick! and hold.... bring the foot back in, but keep the leg and hip still up off the ground. Do that 10 times. One last kick, hold... lift your extended leg 10 times... hold...count to 10...hold... now relax. *phew* It really does sound easy, but DAMN. Oh, don't forget the left leg!

Now, lay down on your left side/elbow. Do the same thing with chop kicks (you see it all the time in movies, kicking with the top of your foot... the same sideways motion of swinging an axe at a tree). So... 10 kicks, hold, 10 lifts, hold, 10 seconds hold... relax. Now the other side!

Now, on all fours, bring the right knee up to the side and kick! etc, etc, etc.

So, I want to try to do this everyday, but the problem is it is SO hard to do that unless there is someone else regulating how long I pause or hold or whatever, it won't be nearly as effective. I guess something is better than nothing, right?

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