Now we are caught up to the present!
One thing I want to say before I forget: I was looking up articles on how often I should stretch to gain some flexibility. To my surprise, I found many articles that said you don’t want to stretch the muscles any more than 30 seconds each, and you can do this as little as once per day, 3 days a week. Well, I stretch before I run, and I run 3 days per week, so I am all set there!
Today was quite unique for my wing chun training in that it was the first time I practiced shadow boxing. My idea was to do one round slow and another round fast. (By “round,” I mean I would pretend people were attacking me for 2 minutes at a time.) To be honest, I thought I would be stuck imagining the same attacks over and over again. I predicted it would be an exercise in boredom.
I was dead wrong. In fact, it was so much fun that I plan on adding in some shadow boxing every day that I can, although I won’t do as much as I did today. Let me sum up the training schedule here.
*Did my Sil Lum Tao and Biu Jee, as well as one slow and one fast round of Chum Kiu
*Decided to do a round of shadow boxing, followed by a slow Chum Kiu, then another round of shadow boxing with my final fast Chum Kiu
*Realized what a blast shadow boxing was, and I decided to do more and more and more
*Bounced back and forth between slow and fast shadow boxing, while also working in 400 more punches (100 at a time), as well as a slow AND fast run-through of the WOODEN DUMMY FORM, which I have not done in many, many moons
*Wracked up 12 minutes of shadow boxing time by this point, so for the cool hell of it did one more slow and one more fast round, for a total of 16 minutes
So let’s see how that looks all summed up nicely:
*Sil Lum Tao once
*Chum Kiu four times
*Biu Jee once
*100 punches at the end of those forms, totaling 600
*400 more punches (chest height/head height/with pivot/with step)
*Wooden Dummy form twice
*16 minutes of shadow boxing
Now that I look at it, the only thing I regret is that I didn’t work any kicks in! I could have done front kicks, side kicks, and bong/jut gerk, not to mention 4 more minutes of shadow boxing for a nice, round sum of 20 minutes!
Well, I learned for next time. That is why I post these journal entries: to analyze what I did, and adjust as needed.
DO YOU TRAIN IN WING CHUN? ANOTHER MARTIAL ART? ANY KIND OF SPORT? IF SO, I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT HOW YOU TRAIN. FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT!!!