One-Step Questions Week #10, Saturday 27th July
1. I have had two timed runs pushing myself for improvement in the last two weeks and two other non-timed training runs. (Total of 4 runs.)
2. I have done my 100 pushups 4 times in the past two weeks focusing on perfect pushups. This can be broken up, not consecutive and not timed but you need to be striving for perfect pushups.
3. I have done 300 consecutive multiple round kicks on the bags 6 times in the past two weeks. Make sure these are round kicks with belt wagging and not front kicks. Kicks should be above the line on the bottom of the bag and hitting with the top of your foot.
4. I have done 40 each of "crunches 5 ways" plus 8 bridges at 8 count 6 times in the last two weeks. When you crunch up briefly hold the crunch position (1 or 2 seconds) to give your abs a good workout. Make sure you are stretching your fingers past your toes on the full sit ups to give your hamstrings a bonus stretch.
5. I have physically practiced all 15 of my forms 6 times each in the past two weeks.
6. I have mentally run all 15 of my forms 6 times in the past two weeks.
7. I have quizzed myself by writing out or speaking aloud each of my 15 forms one time each over the last two weeks.
8. I have video taped my weapons form and viewed it for improvements. Look especially for strong beginnings, strong finishes, adding dynamics, changes in tempo, height variation, etc.
9. I have started searching for music for my weapons form.
10. I have Palchugi El, Sam and Oh Jang checked off (Due 27th July).
11. I have two of my Self-Defense routines written down. I have practiced them with partners to make sure the routines make sense physically (you can partner with a parent to walk through these). (Self-Defense is due September 14th)
12. I have at least 12 hours of teaching time logged and signed off.
13. I have asked at least one person to be a board holder and at least one person to be a Self-Defense partner. (Due Sept 14th)
14. I have video taped myself doing all 15 of my forms to compare it against where I first began. I have viewed it in order to see where I need to improve (look at stances, holding out kicks, chambers, etc.) but I am also proud of how much I have improved since I began this journey.
15. I have video taped my board breaks to look for improvements. Can you add some variation in height? a fun beginning? dynamics? am I kihaping loud enough on my breaks? See what you can tweak to make these even better!