Saturday, February 27, 2016

One-Step Questions - Saturday, 5th March - 9 weeks until the Pre-Test

One-Step Questions for Saturday, 5th March - 9 Weeks until the Pre-Test
In order to get on the mats you must do the first two questions:

1. I have physically practiced all 12 of my lower forms plus Taegeuk Chil Jang

3 times this week.

2. I have mentally reviewed all 12 of my lower forms plus Taegeuk Chil Jang 5 times this week. 


If you answered YES to the first two questions above you can continue on down the floor!
+++++++++++++++


3.  I have Palchugi El, Sam and Oh Jang checked off. (Due Feb 6th)

4.  I have Taegeuk El Jang checked off. (T. El, Sam and Oh due March 26)

5. I have video taped myself doing the form I am working on for check off plus the three curriculum forms this week.

6. I have done 400 round kicks on the bag 3 times this week.

7. I have done 65 pushups 3 times this week.

8. I have done 3 sets of 100 crunches this week.

9. I have done 2 training runs this week. One must be the full 1.5 miles and timed.

10. I have practiced my board breaks, self-defense and weapons forms this week.


11.  I have my music for my weapons form picked out.

12.  I attended Yoga class this morning prior to Ms. Paige's Forms Class.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

One-Step Questions, Saturday 27th February - 10 weeks to Pre-Test


One-Step Questions for Saturday, 27th February - 10 Weeks until the Pre-Test.
In order to get on the mats you must do the first two questions:

1. I have physically practiced all 12 of my lower forms 3 times this week.
- One time through doing "Gorilla Style" where everything is fully engaged and strikes and feet have perfect placement.
- One time through focusing on lock outs and strikes.
- One time through focusing on height of kicks and strikes.

2. I have mentally reviewed all 12 of my lower forms 5 times this week.

Mental review - if you are reading the forms for review say them out loud and have a friend or family member check your memory. Another good way to do mental review is to write out the basic steps of each form and check it against the printed form cards.

If you answered YES to the first two questions above you can continue on down the floor!
+++++++++++++++

3. I have video taped myself doing the form I am working on for check off plus the Palchugi Il, Sam and Oh Jang and Taeguek Ee, Sah and Yuk Jang. Watch the forms to evaluate if you are still incrementally improving your forms. Check for feet and hand placement, height of kicks, lock outs, shoulders, hip positioning, striking, timing, etc.  You can use the Forms Check off Document to help guide you on this.

4. I have done one set of 500 timed Round Kicks this week plus 375 Round Kicks on the bags two times this week.

5. I have done one full set of timed 100 pushups plus 60 perfect pushups two times this week.

6. I have done one timed set of crunches and two sets 35 crunches 5 ways.  On the crunches 5 ways focus on holding at the top for a second or two before rolling back down.

7. I have done 2 training runs this week. One must be the full 1.5 miles and timed.

8. I have practiced my board breaks, self-defense and weapons forms this week.


9.  I have picked out a couple of options for music for my weapons form and have asked for feedback with music and form from an Instructor or Black Belt on which piece best fits.

10. I attended sparring class this week.

11.  I attended Yoga class this morning prior to Ms. Paige's Forms Class.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

One-Step Questions for Saturday, 20th February - 11 Weeks until the Pre-Test




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One-Step Questions for Saturday, 20th February - 11 Weeks until the Pre-Test.


In order to get on the mats you must do the first two questions:

1. I have physically practiced all 12 of my lower forms 3 times this week.  
- One time through doing "Gorilla Style" where everything is fully engaged and strikes and feet have perfect placement.
- One time through focusing on lock outs and strikes.
- One time through focusing on height of kicks and strikes.

2. I have mentally reviewed all 12 of my lower forms 5 times this week. 

Mental review - if you are reading the forms for review say them out loud and have a friend or family member check your memory. Another good way to do mental review is to write out the basic steps of each form and check it against the printed form cards.

If you answered YES to the first two questions above you can continue on down the floor!
+++++++++++++++

3. I have video taped myself doing the form I am working on for check off plus the three curriculum forms. Check against the "How to get a Form Checked Off document" to make sure you are hitting all the points.  Click here to access the document.

4. I have done one set of 500 timed Round Kicks this week plus 350 Round Kicks on the bags two times this week.

5. I have done one full set of timed 100 pushups plus 55 perfect pushups two times this week.

6. I have done one full set of timed 100 crunches this week plus 2 sets of 75 crunches.

7. I have done 2 training runs this week. One must be the full 1.5 miles and timed.

10. I have Palchugi El, Sam and Oh Jang checked off (Due February 6th).

11. I have practiced my board breaks, self-defense and weapons forms this week.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

One-Step Questions - Saturday, 13th February

You are now at the mid-point in your training cycle.  At this point candidates should have all 12 lower forms memorized and be improving weekly on technique.  Candidates should be physically practicing all 12 lower forms 3 times a week OR MORE, mentally reviewing on a daily basis and be proficient (both memorization and technique) in any items (board breaks, self-defense, weapons form) that have been listed as due.



One-Step Questions for Saturday, 13th February - 12 Weeks until the Pre-Test!


In order to get on the mats you must do the first two questions:

1.  I have physically practiced all 12 of my lower forms 3 times this week.

2.  I have mentally reviewed all 12 of my lower forms 5 times this week. (If you are currently reading the forms, try saying them out loud and having a family member check your memory).

If you answered YES to the first two questions above you can continue on down the floor!
+++++++++++++++

3.  I have video taped myself doing the form I am working on for check off plus the three curriculum forms.

4.  I have done 325 Round Kicks on the bags three times this week.

5.  I have done 50 perfect pushups in a row (no breaks, no knees, no stopping) three times this week.

6.  I have done 30 crunches 5 ways and 8 V ups three times this week.

7. I have done 2 training runs this week.  One must be the full 1.5 miles.

8.  I have two or more music selections for my weapons form and have taped myself doing the form to these songs to evaluate which music fits the best.

9.  I have Palchugi El, Sam and Oh Jang checked off (Due February 6th).

10.  I have practiced my board breaks and self-defense this week.

11.  I have at least half of my teaching hours logged.