Monday, June 29, 2015

One-Step Questions - Saturday, 11th July - 13 weeks to the Pre-Test

Enjoy your 4th of July weekend off!  There will be a guest Instructor at my class on the 11th so next time I see you guys will be on the 25th July.

In order to enter the floor to the back black line, you must do the two following items.  Everything after that will take you steps forward down the floor.

1.  I have physically practiced my forms 6 times in the past 2 weeks - full set of lower 12 and Taeguek Chil Jang.


2. I have mentally reviewed each of my forms 10 times in the past two weeks.


***Below this line starts your steps down the floor.  To be eligible, please complete steps One and Two.***


3.  I have Palchugi Oh Jang checked off.


4.  I have video taped myself doing the form I am working on for check off plus my Weapons form, Board Breaks and Self-Defense starts.


5.  I have done 400 Round Kicks on the bags 4 times in the past 2 weeks.  


6.  I have done 2 sets of 100 pushups plus 2 sets of 50 perfect pushups in the past two weeks.


7.  I have done 40 crunches 5 ways and 15 V Ups 4 times in the past 2 weeks.


8.  I have done 4 training runs in the past 2 weeks.   


9.  I have my weapons form completed and written in my binder with at least 30 of the moves memorized and ready for show (Due July 11th).


10.  I have written in my binder 8 of my Self-Defense Moves/Counter Moves (Due Aug 1).


11.  I have shown my Self-Defense combinations to an Instructor or a Black Belt and asked for feedback on how to make it more realistic.


12.  I attended sparring class this week.


13.  I have physically practiced my board breaks this week with board holders to check for spacing and have asked for feedback from fellow candidates/Black Belts.

14.  I have at least 5 total hours of teaching time logged and signed off on in my journal.


15.  I have at least 2 pieces of music picked out for my weapons form and have reviewed them for lyrics or they are instrumental versions.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

One-Step Questions for Saturday, 27th July - 15 weeks to the Pre-Test




In order to enter the floor to the back black line, you must do the two following items.  Everything after that will take you steps forward down the floor.

1.  I have physically practiced my forms 3 times this week - full set of lower 12 minimum.  Please interlace the forms when you practice (Taeguek Il, Palchugi Il, Taeguek Ee, Palchugi Ee, etc.) as we will be interlacing them for the next several weeks just like you have to video tape them.  Remember the "Eye of the Tiger" - give a high intensity performance!


2. I have mentally reviewed each of my forms five times this week.


***Below this line starts your steps down the floor.  To be eligible, please complete steps One and Two.***


3.  I have have the 9 required forms memorized (6 Taegueks plus Palchugi Il, Sam and Oh) - this means you can perform them alone without pauses or prompts.


4.  I have Palchugi Sam Jang checked off.


5.  I have Palchugi Oh Jang checked off.

6.  I have video taped myself doing the form I am working on for check off plus my Weapons form, Board Breaks and Self-Defense starts.


7.  I have done 375 Round Kicks on the bags twice this week.  


8.  I have done two sets of 100 pushups breaking at each 25 mark to go back on my knees, shake out my arms and take a few deep breaths. Make sure you take a day or two off between sets so your muscles can recover.


9.  I have done 40 crunches 5 ways, 15 V Ups and 10 Bridges at an 8 count three times this week.

10.  I have done 2 training runs this week.   

11.  I have written in my binder a sequence of 45 moves for my weapons form and have at least 25 sequential moves memorized for show.  (Due July 11th).


12.  I have writtine in my binder 6 of my Self-Defense Moves/Counter Moves (Due Aug 1).


13.  I attended sparring class this week.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

One-Step Questions for Saturday, 20th June - 16 weeks to the Pre-Test!

Wednesday-Sunday from 10AM-4PM my daughter will be giving tours and answering questions on the Hydroelectric Power Plant down at the new museum at Snoqualmie Falls.  To get to the parking area, at the end of Snoqualmie Parkway turn left and just before the bridge there is a road on the left which takes you down to the new parking area.  There is a walking path through the gates to get to the historical buildings that house the new museum.

Be sure to say hello to Eliza (my daughter), Jenna and Larry who are all Interns for the City of Snoqualmie this summer.  Let them know Ms. Paige sent you! You can walk from the museum to the falls for a fun family outing!
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In order to enter the floor to the back black line, you must do the two following items.  Everything after that will take you steps forward down the floor.


1.  I have physically practiced my forms 3 times this week - full set of lower 12 minimum.


2. I have mentally reviewed each of my forms five times this week.


***Below this line starts your steps down the floor.  To be eligible, please complete steps One and Two.***


3.  I have have the 9 required forms memorized (6 Taegueks plus Palchugi Il, Sam and Oh) - this means you can perform them alone without pauses or prompts.


4.  I have Palchugi Sam Jang checked off.


5.  I have video taped myself doing Palchugi Il, Sam and Oh Jang plus my Weapons form start and my Board Breaks this week.


6.  I have done 350 Round Kicks on the bags twice this week.  


7.  I have done 50 pushups in a row (no breaks, no knees, no stopping) three times this week.  You'll be happy to know this is where I break on in-a-row pushups!  Next week we'll be shaking it up again! 


8.  I have done 35 crunches 5 ways, 15 V Ups and 10 Bridges at an 8 count three times this week.


9.  I have done 2 training runs this week. One run must be the full 1.5 miles.
  
10.I have worked on my kicking flexibility this week by
- doing 3 sets of 10 front kicks over my head
- 3 sets of 10 Ax kicks over my head with my neck stable
- 3 sets of 10 high round kicks over my head.  

11.  I have written in my binder a sequence of 40 moves for my weapons form and have at least 20 sequential moves memorized for show.  (Due July 11th).


12.  I have writtine in my binder 5 of my Self-Defense Moves/Counter Moves (Due Aug 1).


13.  I attended sparring class this week.


14.  Bonus step if you can do the Shaolin Monk Side Plank Pose (see blog for picture).

Saturday, June 6, 2015

One-Step Questions for Saturday, 13th June - 17 weeks to Pre-Test


In order to enter the floor to the back black line, you must do the two following items.  Everything after that will take you steps forward down the floor.


1.  I have physically practiced my forms 3 times this week - all 6 Taeguek forms plus all 6 Palchugi forms.


2. I have mentally reviewed each of my forms five times this week.


***Below this line starts your steps down the floor.  To be eligible, please complete steps One and Two.***


3.  I have have the 9 required forms memorized (6 Taegueks plus Palchugi Il, Sam and Oh) - this means you can perform them alone without pauses or prompts.


4.  I have Taegeuk Ee, Sah and Yuk Jang checked off.  If you do not have this item checked off you must speak to an Instructor to figure out your game plan for catching up with the rest of the candidate group and continuing your journey. (Due 23 May).


5.  I have Palchugi Il Jang checked off.


6.  I have Palchugi Sam Jang checked off.


7.  I have video taped myself doing Palchugi Il, Sam and Oh this week and watched myself three times through - once for arms/hands, once for foot work and once for the hips.


8.  I have done 325 Round Kicks on the bags twice this week.  


9.  I have done 45 pushups in a row (no breaks, no knees, no stopping) three times this week.  


10.  I have done 35 crunches 5 ways and 15 V Ups three times this week.

11.  I have done 2 training runs this week.
  
12.I have worked on my kicking flexibility this week by
- doing 3 sets of 10 front kicks over my head
- 3 sets of 10 Ax kicks over my head with my neck stable
- 3 sets of 10 high round kicks over my head.  

13.  I have written in my binder a sequence of 30 moves for my weapons form and have at least 15 sequential moves memorized for show.  (Due July 11th).

14.  I attended sparring class this week.


15.  Bonus step if you can do what Granny did (you can see what she does on the blog).