Sunday, February 9, 2014

Def Con 8 - Saturday, 15th February Week #8

Def Con 8 - Saturday, 15th February 2014 - Week #8 

We are in the last third of your 24 weeks of training for the Pre-Test.  Its often at this point in the game that motivation starts to slag as months of repetition and training begin to wear on you both emotionally and physically.  Its also the time of the process where you need to push yourself even harder to bring together all the elements that you'll need to be a prepared, confident candidate who is ready for the Pre-test.

Use your visualization exercises to keep in mind your ultimate goal knowing that what you are doing today and each day for the next 8 weeks will ALL BE WORTH IT in the end.

First degree candidates, make it your GOAL to get across the rope every week from here on out.  These lists are all about getting you prepared for the Pre-test by giving you a training outline of where to START for the week.  If you have areas you are weaker in, you will need to do EXTRA beyond what is listed.  This is just the basics of what you should be doing every week.

One-Step Questions Week #8, February 15th 2014

1.  I have practiced all 15+ of my forms physically 3 sessions this week. 

2.  I have mentally practiced all 15+ of my forms at least one time a day every day this week.  If you can't visualize a form, physically practice it MORE frequently.

3.  I have Palchugi Il Jang checked off,. (Palchugi Il, Sam and Oh are due on March 1st)

4.  I have physically run my self-defense routines with a partner two times this week.

5.  I have physically practiced my weapons form 2 times this week to my chosen music.  Does it flow with the music or do you need a different selection?

6.  I have physically and mentally practiced my board breaks this week.

7.  I have reviewed my board breaks this week to see if there are dynamics I can add to these.  Do you want to alter the speed of your breaks, change the tempo, add an intro move, add bigger kihaps, etc.  Ask a Black Belt or Instructor to watch for suggestions on how to make these even better.

8.  I have done 300 round kicks on the bag 2 times this week and one set of 500 timed round kicks.

9.  I have done 60 pushups 2 times this week focusing on perfect pushups.

10.  I have done one set of 100 timed pushups this week.  If you don't make the time be sure to finish the 100 and log how many your achieved.

11.  I have done 40 crunches 5 ways 3 times this week.

12.  I have done two full timed training runs this week.

13.  I have taped myself doing Taeguek Chil Jang this week focusing on the techniques we talked about in the last Saturday class.

14.  I have memorized Taeguek Pal Jang and am prepared to work on the technique of this form this week.

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