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I Didn't Feel it Until the Next Morning

Posted on 2010.05.26 at 07:00
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I train in martial arts three days a week. Sounds easy, no?

DAY ONE: Four days after I broke my little toe executing spinning back kicks, we were all lined up for simple kicking combinations: Roundhouse kick followed by an axe-kick. I guess my first pass was too easy, as Master Mun lifted the second paddle high above his head during my second pass. It was too late, as I had already "jumped" for it, and fell. Everyone has fallen - well, mostly the higher belts. I'd not done anything yet to create a falling scenario, so this was a first.
I didn't feel it until the next morning.

DAY TWO: There was an odd number of us at training and for reasons unbeknownst to me (I was the closest?) Master Mun paired with me. He held a pad against his body, and I kicked the pad. Ten left-foot roundhouse kicks, ten right-foot roundhouse kicks. He had everyone pass the pad to their partner. I thought I was exempt and would just get to kick again. I was wrong. He kicked me 20 times. Hard. Then we passed the pad back, and again, and again...and again.
I didn't feel it until the next morning.

DAY THREE: Small class. A black-belt, a purple-belt, a green-belt, an advanced orange belt, and my wife and I. I'd never done an "elevator kick." I don't even know what the Hangul word is yet, because I'd not ever performed it. Basically, you jump and forward kick. And, while you're up there, you jump again, and forward-kick even higher with your other foot. Yeah, double-jump kinda like in Unreal Tournament. Anyway, I was surprised at how well I did. And we got to run through it several times. Each time, Master Mun raised the paddles. Finally - I fell.
I didn't feel it until the next morning.

For the record - THOSE ADD UP.

Sometimes I wish I trained five days a week, not three.

Other times, I'm thankful for the 4-day break in between.

Comments:


Misha
dawaioser at 2010-05-26 14:39 (UTC) (Link)
Arrrgh - good times! You are making me miss training. When I get back to Fla I will resume my Jujitsu. I am excited about that...you have no idea how much so.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-05-26 16:22 (UTC) (Link)
R U A NINJA?
Fionna
fionnabard at 2010-05-26 17:21 (UTC) (Link)
That kick sounds completely awesome! Kinda like my double kick when I can hit someone in the crotch and in the chin at the same time, while in the air moving forward (if I want, I tend to do it stationary at zero distance from an opponent so I can pull it if I have to). It seems nuts when you say it, but it's not anywhere near as hard as it sounds.
Anyway, I feel for you.
I don't fall over when drilling. Ever. Then again, I don't kick much. Most of my falling is intentional to do a flip, roll, sweep or something.
I am trying to pick up a new ground fighting move for when someone does flip me because I kick too slowly (you can just reach out grab my leg and lift and I end up on the floor), I need a way to get them back.
That being said, the conditioning classes make everything sore. I also get punched all the freaking time. Sparring and the form where they teach you to soak a punch both leave me bruised and sore and often with cut up knuckles.
I love the 4 days off, until I go into class again, then I regret every moment I wasn't working out.
I hurt 2 days later, not the next morning. I wonder why...
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-05-26 20:43 (UTC) (Link)
I hurt 2 days later, not the next morning. I wonder why...

You get hit harder than me. My own empirical evidence experimenting with bad drivers leads me to this conclusion - someone rear-ended me hard once and I didn't get whiplash until a month later. Someone rear-ended me more gently once and I felt it a week later. I can only conclude that you're getting hit a lot harder than I am!

We don't punch much, but we do an insane amount of kicks. Last night we practiced another new one, the "Tornado" kick - a 360-degree spinning airborne roundhouse. Now I have two to look up their names for when he calls it out in Korean. I guess the upside to all those kicks is I don't get punched as often as you do :P
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2010-05-26 17:40 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-05-26 20:44 (UTC) (Link)
I'LL WATCH IT WHEN I GET HOME. MAYBE THEN I CAN FIND THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THIS VIDEO AND MY POST.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2010-05-26 20:47 (UTC) (Link)
STOP SHOUTING! I CAN HEAR YOU ALL THE WAY FROM ALABAMA! YOU'RE DISTURBING THE PEACE!
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-05-27 02:26 (UTC) (Link)
Pretty good, actually.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-05-27 03:09 (UTC) (Link)
Shut the feck up!!! You're too loud.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-05-27 03:08 (UTC) (Link)
Hang in there!!! It can only get better.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-05-27 12:24 (UTC) (Link)
You don't truly know someone until you fight them.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-05-28 04:12 (UTC) (Link)
[Walking through the Okinawa airport, Daniel and Miyagi find a poster advertising Sato's karate school. The poster shows Sato breaking a log with his bare hands]

Daniel: You think you could break a log like that?

Miyagi: Don't know. Never been attacked by a tree.
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2010-05-27 03:42 (UTC) (Link)
Sounds easy, no?

Uh, no. Or maybe that's just because I've been there myself *hugs you*

Maybe if you upped to train 7 days a week, you'd never feel it? *applies Tiger Balm to your aching muscles*

hang in there, man. i won't go so far as to say it gets easier but it does get more bearable
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-05-27 12:27 (UTC) (Link)
I don't mind so the sore, aching muscles of a good workout - that means its working! But the whol being kicked until I can't get out of bed thing...yeah.

So you're suggesting that maybe at some point that'll toughen me up? SOUNDS GOOD TO ME! I'm too soft. Its like I tell people: I left the Air Force fifteen years ago, got a job in IT and have been sitting ever since!
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2010-05-27 18:21 (UTC) (Link)
oh, the ache from a workout can be nice. the next day, not so much, lol. and, yes, you'll get toughened up. I got to the point where I didn't even register that I'd been kicked across the mat and back the day before. granted, that could be a huge part of the reason i have the joints of a woman in her late 60s now, but you don't have the ego of a 19-year-old going for you. you know you aren't invincible so you won't go overboard like I did
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-05-27 18:25 (UTC) (Link)
You've hit the nail on the head. Sure things slow down a little bit when you turn 40, but there are also untold benefits which far, far outweigh the negative.
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2010-05-27 19:39 (UTC) (Link)
totally *nods* well worth it as your New and Improved state illustrates :)
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-05-28 05:05 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, old man your closer to the old geezer discount at Furr's Cafeteria!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-05-28 15:09 (UTC) (Link)
You know what's next to Furr's in Richardson?

CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-05-29 03:40 (UTC) (Link)
What are you working down in Richardson now???
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-05-29 03:44 (UTC) (Link)
drax0r is and he discovered FREEB!RDS and we'd drive down from MCK every once in a while until they built on in Allen and now drax0r eats alone.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-05-31 05:43 (UTC) (Link)
Poor drax0r!!!
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-05-28 04:16 (UTC) (Link)
I'm still in search of a real Jeet Kune Do instructor. Maybe some Jedi?

I didn't feel it until the next morning.

VICODIN!
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-05-28 15:08 (UTC) (Link)
All my vicodin is gone, but the thought did cross my mind. Best I could do last night was swallow two Aleve at bedtime :/
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-05-28 15:13 (UTC) (Link)
So I was reading about Jeet Kune Do recently because Bruce Lee was lifelong friends with Jhoon Rhee whom my Master Instructor studied under.

Sounds like fun!
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-05-28 19:03 (UTC) (Link)
From what I know it's a total all around fighting style. Bruce went around all the forms to get to the meat of defense and counter attacking. Watching his movies is awe inspiring. I recommend it! And I'd match up any fighting style up against Jeet Kune Do. Bruce always won.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-05-28 19:16 (UTC) (Link)

IRON MAN vs. BRUCE LEE

Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-05-30 03:49 (UTC) (Link)

Re: IRON MAN vs. BRUCE LEE

And...confirmation!

Thank You!

LOL - ThAT WAS WAY F***IN' COOL!!!!!
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