Journal of Aaradia's MA Journey

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  1. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Friday, December 21, 2018 - (Well, I lagged. I didn't write this until Xmas day. And so forgot some details.)

    5:00ish? - Solo practice. CLF - Did a lot of work on Shaolin Five Animal. Adding more moves and trying to get down the ones I have learned. TCC- focus on the test forms. Can't remember exactly what, but I think I did them all this day. Some maybe later in my practice time?

    So, my CLF teacher was having his private lesson with Tai Sifu next to me. When they had a break he asked me if I overheard their discussion. I hadn't. It seems the format of my next TCC test is going to be focused on the current curriculum level only. I had been under the impression it was the current and last level of materials. So, that sort of changes what I am focusing on to get ready for the test.

    And, I realized I had - in my mind - been making excuses for not making the goal of the next test date. Because I have always had difficulty with the 54 gim form. And I got it reviewed with all sorts of new details to get ready. And now I don't need them for the test. I still needed those corrections. It is a weaker form for me, but I love it and want to improve - test or no. But I had been thinking I would maybe not be ready for the next possible test date due to this. Now, that won't be the case. And that will teach me to even lightly start to give myself outs- that is the wrong attitude to have.

    Still going to work on those 54 gim corrections. But my focus and priority will be test stuff for now.

    6:00 - Eh, I skipped weapon forms class. Was in the mood for more solo practice.

    6:30 - Techniques practice with Ms. B. Ms. M was out. Not sure how long it took. About the usual? Went through the usual all techniques twice deal.

    After that solo practice. No two person with Ms. M because of her not being there.:p This wasn't necessarily the order I did these in.

    Talked to my TCC teacher about the test changes. Well understanding the test I suppose. See, the degrees for TCC is new to our school. To make it the same as levels of CLF. So, it is sort of a work in progress with some details being worked out. We talked about priorities of what the lessons will be like. He confirmed to focus on test material and we will continue working on the 54 gim after the test. I mean, I DID successfully do it in my last test. I just think it could be a lot better. And judging from the details in my last lessons, my instructor thinks so too!

    Wooden Dummy. Ugh. Haven't done this one in awhile and now I am confused on some parts of it. Just hard to keep up with everything. Will study the video and it will come back to me. I didn't do the whole form.

    3 Section staff. I think I did Ping Kuen too. Starting to think about tournament, even though tournament season in my mind starts with the new year.

    I may have done something else in CLF, can't remember for sure.

    Some bag workout. About 18 minutes. Lighter power with strikes due to thumb issues. Didn't do all out rounds so much as some of the drills I have learned in sparring class recently. And just some focusing on details of strikes and kicks and short combinations of them.

    9:00 - School closes.

    4 hours

    Saturday, December 22, 2018 - Work during day/ rest day

    Sunday, December 23, 2018 - School closed/ Rest day

    2018 Week 51 = hours and minutes
    2018 Total Hours = 655 hours and 25 minutes


    Monday, December 24, 2018 - School closed for Xmas eve/ Rest day.

    Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - School closed for Xmas holiday/ rest day.
     
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  2. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Friday, December 21, 2018 - (Well, I lagged. I didn't write this until Xmas day. And so forgot some details.)

    5:00ish? - Solo practice. CLF - Did a lot of work on Shaolin Five Animal. Adding more moves and trying to get down the ones I have learned. TCC- focus on the test forms. Can't remember exactly what, but I think I did them all this day. Some maybe later in my practice time?

    So, my CLF teacher was having his private lesson with Tai Sifu next to me. When they had a break he asked me if I overheard their discussion. I hadn't. It seems the format of my next TCC test is going to be focused on the current curriculum level only. I had been under the impression it was the current and last level of materials. So, that sort of changes what I am focusing on to get ready for the test.

    And, I realized I had - in my mind - been making excuses for not making the goal of the next test date. Because I have always had difficulty with the 54 gim form. And I got it reviewed with all sorts of new details to get ready. And now I don't need them for the test. I still needed those corrections. It is a weaker form for me, but I love it and want to improve - test or no. But I had been thinking I would maybe not be ready for the next possible test date due to this. Now, that won't be the case. And that will teach me to even lightly start to give myself outs- that is the wrong attitude to have.

    Still going to work on those 54 gim corrections. But my focus and priority will be test stuff for now.

    6:00 - Eh, I skipped weapon forms class. Was in the mood for more solo practice.

    6:30 - Techniques practice with Ms. B. Ms. M was out. Not sure how long it took. About the usual? Went through the usual all techniques twice deal.

    After that solo practice. No two person with Ms. M because of her not being there.:p This wasn't necessarily the order I did these in.

    Talked to my TCC teacher about the test changes. Well understanding the test I suppose. See, the degrees for TCC is new to our school. To make it the same as levels of CLF. So, it is sort of a work in progress with some details being worked out. We talked about priorities of what the lessons will be like. He confirmed to focus on test material and we will continue working on the 54 gim after the test. I mean, I DID successfully do it in my last test. I just think it could be a lot better. And judging from the details in my last lessons, my instructor thinks so too!

    Wooden Dummy. Ugh. Haven't done this one in awhile and now I am confused on some parts of it. Just hard to keep up with everything. Will study the video and it will come back to me. I didn't do the whole form.

    3 Section staff. I think I did Ping Kuen too. Starting to think about tournament, even though tournament season in my mind starts with the new year.

    I may have done something else in CLF, can't remember for sure.

    Some bag workout. About 18 minutes. Lighter power with strikes due to thumb issues. Didn't do all out rounds so much as some of the drills I have learned in sparring class recently. And just some focusing on details of strikes and kicks and short combinations of them.

    9:00 - School closes.

    4 hours

    Saturday, December 22, 2018 - Work during day/ rest day

    Sunday, December 23, 2018 - School closed/ Rest day

    2018 Week 51 = 12 hours and 04 minutes
    2018 Total Hours = 667 hours and 29 minutes


    Monday, December 24, 2018 - School closed for Xmas eve/ Rest day.

    Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - School closed for Xmas holiday/ rest day.
     
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  3. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - I am on vacation until after the new year. Yay! I meant to go in earlier today, but frankly, I was a bit lazy. Hard to motivate oneself after 4 days off from working out.

    6:00 - Solo practice. Sigh, not sure what. Only two days ago and I can't remember. Pretty sure I did some Shaolin Five animal, Some Ping Kuen, and three section staff. Most or all of my current curriculum for my sash level of TCC. I know I did Small Circle Fast form. I think I did all the others, but I may have missed one. Some wooden dummy. Not the whole form, I took time off to work on other things and now I am forgetting parts. I will get it back.

    At some point in this practice, I did some two person staff with Ms. B. Our usual practice time is cancelled last Tuesday and the next one. Due to Tuesday falling on holidays. We were able to practice in the big room instead of outside as we usually do. The big room is usually crowded during our regular practice time. This was good because the big room is where her test will be. And it was a tad disorienting for her to do it in the big room for the first time. I get to practice this form in the big room with Ms. M regularly. I don't know exactly how long we practiced, but my estimate would be about our usual half hour.

    Then I went back to solo practice, listed above.

    9:00 - School closes

    3 hours


    Thursday, December 27, 2018 - Still being lazy. Still didn't come in as early as I had planned. But better than yesterday.

    5:00ish - Solo practice. Shaolin Five Animal. Stuck on the new part I am trying to add. Needing going home and reviewing the video. Wooden Dummy- forgot parts, going back to get it all back in my memory. Same thing, I need to put some study time in for the video on my school's streaming service.

    Again, I am already mixing up my days, so not 100% sure. But I think I ran through all my TCC current test materials. 9 Dragon spear, Buddha Palm, Wind Chasing Fan, Small Circle Fast form, and double gim.

    6:00- Yay! Got to do a full TCC group class. 24 and 40. Then some pattern push hands. Then some light moving step.

    7:00 - Well Tai Sifu was out unexpectedly at the last minute. And the usual instructor who fills in when Tai Sifu isn't there couldn't run the class. So my CLF instructor filled in for a half hour at the last minute. Super nice of him to do this. It was just Ms. R, Ms. M and I. So we got to review black sash materials. Which we normally don't get to do in this class. So, review and detailing of Ping Kuen and part of Ng Lun Ma. He had to teach at 7:30, but he offered to come back and do another half hour at 8:00. Again, super cool and beyond what duty called him to do. But I couldn't as that is my TCC private lesson time.

    7:30 - Ms. R and Ms. M and I finished Ng Lun Ma. Then another instructor came and reviewed Small Five Animal with us. The Chief instructor came and discussed us doing performances at the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration. Looks like the three of us will do an abbreviated version of Ping Kuen. Never done a synced CLF solo form for an exhibition. Have done so with TCC, but that seems easier to sync because of the slow movement. So, this will be a new learning experience. o_O;)

    8:00 - Private TCC lesson. Focus shift with new understanding of what will go into my next test. Review and corrections for Small Circle Fast form and Buddha Palm.

    8:30 - Some chatting with instructors about various stuff. MA related. I think I did practice something. Jeez, my memory is bad. Scares me a bit.

    9:00 - School closes

    3 hours and 30 minutes
     
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  4. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Friday, December 28, 2018 - Let's see if I can write this down the same day, so that I remember everything! And my days don't run together with "what did I practice what day?"

    4:45 ish - Solo Practice. CLF - 3 section staff. Good news. Got up to 10 rotations of the over and under flowers! Bad news, later practicing it, I cracked myself in the head pretty hard. I am very inconsistent with these flowers. I do well for awhile, then do very poorly. Shaolin Five Animal. I added the end today. Yes!!! I have gotten to the end of learning the moves. Big progress! And I made my goal to do this by the end of the year. I didn't think I was going to make that goal. Now, I am still shaky on parts of it memory wise. It is going to take more work to fully run through it without glitches and stopping points. But still, it is about 200 moves, so I am happy with my progress. I hope that this saves my instructor time, so he can focus on details, instead of teaching me moves when the time comes to learn it from him. That is the point of doing this - to maximize the efficiency my lesson time by doing what I can on my own. I am sure my instructor will have LOTS of corrections for it! ;)

    TCC - 9 dragon spear. Buddha Palm. Double Gim. Part of Wind Chasing fan.

    I skipped weapon forms class tonight at 6:00. Too many other things I need to work on. Kept with my solo practice.

    6:30 - Techniques practice with Ms. B and Ms. M. Then Ms. M and I worked on two person stuff. Lots of Broadsword vs spear- me doing the spear side. She doesn't know the other side yet and I am just learning it. We are planning on doing this form for the upcoming tournament. It needs a lot of work to be tournament ready, so we are working hard on it. Then Cross pattern vs Plum Blossom hand form. Then a little bit of pattern.

    We did do some chatting.

    9:00 - School closes

    4 hours
     
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  5. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 -

    9:35 - Two person practice with Ms. R. Cross Pattern vs Plum Blossom and both sides of Broadsword vs spear. Not quite all the way through with me on the Broadsword side. I haven't learned the last bit yet. So, I finally felt like I made progress with the broadsword side today. Yay!:D

    10:00 - TCC class. Went over and detailed the 32 gim and the last half of the 108 long form. The class was small- classes have been that way all week. I think due to a lot of people off on holiday vacations or just various holiday stuff. So, it was Ms. R and Ms. M and I. We all do both CLF and TCC. So the instructor was talking during the warm up about tips on how to manage staying up on everything in both curriculum's. It was helpful!

    11:00 - Sparring class. All drills today, not matches. But really good drills. Some bag drills and then some kicking drills holding the big kicking shield with a partner. I wasn't all that happy with my snap kicks, although they got better by the end of the drill. My Power thrusts, well they are a weak kick for me and today was no different. My knees I was more happy with. The straight ones being better than the roundhouse knees. I really like this instructors drills!

    12:00 - Advanced Push Hands/ Moving step class. Same three of us that were in TCC class. First part we did a drill focusing on being rooted and stopping a push with only the body, no arms. Kind of a standard drill we do a lot. I think we did another drill too, but I can't remember offhand. Then some matches. When it was my turn to play the instructor, I picked his brain on how to handle a particular move a student does a lot. Got some other great tips too! Moving step, we did matches and he would stop the match to teach us something that he was seeing in the match.

    1:00 - Stretching class. I felt like I could see some progress in class today. :)

    1:30 - very short break. I wasn't as tired as I often am at this point. Still tired, but not as much. Solo practice. CLF - Sup Ji Kau Da. TCC - Small Circle Fast form and Buddha Palm. The last half hour I started slowing down. I took some breaks to call in food when I left, put some gear away, and all in between some working out.

    3:02 - School closes

    Next year, there are changes to the class schedule. It is going to affect my workout schedule a bit - not too badly, but some.

    And this closes out my workouts for 2018! The school is closed until Jan 2, 2018.
    I managed to not miss a day logging all year! A few times the details were not as good as I would have liked, but overall this is very useful to do and have.

    5 hours and 10 minutes


    Sunday, December 30, 2018 - Rest Day


    2018 Week 52 = 15 hours and 40 minutes
    2018 Total Hours = 683 hours and 09 minutes

     
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  6. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu Supporter

    What a year of training! Certainly dedication to the log as much as your training :)
     
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  7. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    It was a great year! I find this log helpful to my training. Having a record of things - it helps.
     
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  8. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Well, I have to make a change to my Monday and my total hours for 2018. :)

    Monday, December 31, 2018 - School closed due to New Year's Eve. But Tai Sifu got together a last minute workout. Literally, an intense workout/ sparring session the last hour of 2018 to ring in 2019. It was open to instructors and students. I was one of two students who showed up. There were 7 instructors, including Tai Sifu. Also, Tai Simo was there running the rounds.

    First 20 minutes - Bag rounds interspersed with various other exercises. A round of kicks and then a round of push ups. A round of punches and then a round of pull ups. I used this rubber thing to do them- sort of hard to explain. Never done it before. Next, a round of elbows and knees and then a round of planks. Finally a round of everything goes followed by a round of horse stance.

    Second 20 minutes - Sparring. It was great! I got to get beat up by all these instructors I don't usually get to spar! Got whupped and it was great! Learned a lot on what to prioritize working on.

    3rd 17 minutes - rounds of Push hands. Got to play Tai Sifu, among others. Some of us did push hands, others did rounds of grappling.

    We stopped 3 minutes to the new year and had cake pops and sparkling apple juice and cheered the new year together.

    It was AWESOME! I hope it is a new yearly tradition! It just felt like a great way to get the new year started and finish up the old one. No place else I would rather be.

    57 Minutes


    2018 Total Hours = 684 hours and 06 minutes

    Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - School closed due to New Year's Day Holiday/ Rest Day

    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - Evening shift/ back to work after vacation/ Rest Day
     
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  9. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Thursday, January 3, 2019 - School back open after being closed for various holidays on and off the last week. I am off vacation. Back to the regular routine!

    6:30 - last half of TCC class. 40 and then some pattern push hands.

    7:00 - Tai Sifu/ Advanced CLF class. Yeah! One of my favorite things in this class was the focus tonight. Drilling the first level of techniques with a partner. Didn't even get through all the yellow sash level techniques. It was great!

    8:00- private TCC lesson. Focused on the weapon forms for my next test. Double Gim, Wind Chasing Fan, and 9 dragon spear.

    8:30 - practiced the TCC weapon forms from my lesson, focusing on the corrections I was given.

    9:00 - school closes

    2 hours and 30 minutes
     
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  10. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Friday, January 4, 2019 - I am just lagging on my Fridays off work. Getting in an hour or two past when I intend. Just laziness. really.

    5:15 - Solo practice. Practiced the first part of Ping Kuen in the big room where the Chinese New Year exhibition will be. Did it facing the way I will be in the exhibition, not the direction I usually face and it messed me up! Gotta practice it this direction to be ready for the exhibition AND gotta start practicing forms in different directions regularly just as an overall thing.

    5:30 - TCC class for a certain membership. Tai Sifu had us working on the 32 Gim and then the beginning of the 108 long form.

    6:00 - Weapon Forms class. Beginning of the stick form.

    6:30 - Here is one of those class changes I mentioned before. Stick Fighting class is now on Fridays at 6:30. So, stick fighting class. Focus today was on various footwork drills. End of the class was footwork drill with a strike mixed into the drill.

    7:00 - took a few minutes to get into the new routine. Ms. B and Ms. M and I took a few minutes to get our stuff together to get started.

    7:10ish - Techniques practice with Ms. M and Ms. B. The usual, running through each one twice.

    8:00 - Two person practice with Ms. M. Broadsword vs spear, Cross Pattern vs Plum Blossom, and some pattern push hands.

    9:05 - school closes

    3 hours and 40 minutes

    Saturday, January 5, 2019 - Work all day/ rest day

    Sunday, Janurary, 6, 2019 - rest day


    2018 Total Hours = 684 hours and 06 minutes

    2019 Week 1 = 6 hours and 10 minutes
    2019 Total Hours = 6 hours and 10 minutes


    So my first week for 2019 is a short one with regards to workout time. There was the holiday closure and it is the one where I work on Saturday. I didn't count the New Year Workout as it was last year. Even though it was this week. It is in my total hours for 2018, but not for this week. A little hard to figure out how to work that in to the tallies. This is what I decided on.
     
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  11. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Monday, January 7, 2019 -

    6:30 - Solo practice. CLF - Ping Kuen- full and exhibition version. I was practicing facing the way I will be for the exhibition. It messed me up!

    7:00 - Group striking class. This is a basic group class. I am going because the instructor of this class is also a friend. She told me they need more advanced students there to set some examples with some of the newer students in their approach to the class. So, I will be going for awhile. The instructor just graduated with the last class of instructors. And, as I knew would be the case, she did a really good job with the class. The focus on the class was open hand strikes- spear hands, eye pokes, and open handed chops.

    7:30 - Solo practice. CLF - More Ping Kuen. Sup Ji Kau Da. TCC - Small Circle Fast form. Buddha Palm. 9 Draon spear. More focus on a details of a few forms than running through more tonight.

    9:45ish? - I TOTALLY forgot to look at my stopwatch or clock in my car when I left. So this is a rough estimate based on the average time. School closes

    3 hours and 15 minutes

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019 -

    6:30 - two person practice with Ms. B. Ran through all the 2 person material she needs for her next test. Both sides of two person staff, Golden Leopard vs Tiger, and 9 star.

    7:00 - waiting for Ms. M to be ready for practice. Did not know it would take as long as it did. She got delayed. Talked to Chief instructor about doing 54 gim for upcoming exhibition with two other students.

    7:14 - Ms. R had a lesson, so forms practice with Ms. M. She got a late start joining me too. We did weapon forms, staff, stick, spear, broadsword, and butterfly knives. We were both really rusty on the butterfly knives! We don't normally do this with Ms. R, as she knows a different butterfly knives form, due to curriculum changes over the years.

    7:30 - Ms. M and Ms. R and I practiced Ping Kuen for our upcoming performance for the Chinese New Year Exhibition.

    8:00 - Private CLF lesson. Ms. R stayed and we worked on review and learning more of the Broadsword vs spear- me on the broadsword side. Finished learning this side today! So, now I have been shown both sides completely! Lots of work needed to get it down though. Afterwards, I learned the tournament version of Ping Kuen, well that is really the same as the exhibition version, so my instructor reviewed it with corrections. He gave me a tournament version of 3 section staff. And review with corrections of the tournament techniques- which are 3 dagger techniques.

    IT IS OFFICIALLY TOURNAMENT SEASON!!!!!! Woo-Hoo!!!!

    8:30 - worked on tournament versions learned in lesson. Particularly the three section staff.

    9:00 - School closes

    2 hours and 30 minutes


    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - evening shift/ rest day
     
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  12. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Thursday, January 10, 2019 -

    6:30 - Last half of TCC class. We worked on the Plum Blossom Fan form. Which was great as I haven't done that one in awhile. Great, even though it is my least favorite form that I know in TCC.

    7:00 - Tai Sifu CLF class. Review and detailing of forms. Formal exercise and stick. Then this mini form that Tai Sifu developed to get the fundamental movements of a one ended staff down. Then 9-star two person form. Tai Sifu had me team up with an intermediate student that hadn't done the form at all. I am honored that Tai Sifu does this a lot when it comes to doing this form in his class. My fellow student was a quick learner and we got through the first half or so of one side. We ended up the class with application drills.

    8:00 - TCC private lesson. Super detailing out of Wind Chasing Fan form. It was one of those awesome mind blowing classes! He talked about some advanced movement and timing details. One thing was how to time smaller parts of basic movements with peeling off the foot for better continuous movement. The other was smaller body -for lack of a better term - mini crunches within other movements to better incorporate more full body movement. I am still integrating this lesson and will be for some time.

    8:30 - practiced what I learned in my TCC private lesson.

    9:00 - School closes

    2 hours and 30 minutes


    Friday, January 11, 2019 -

    6:30 - Stick Fighting class. Various footwork drills. 3 people in class. Which is up from 2, but not much better. This was only the second class at the new day and time. We will see if there are more students joining as students adjust to the new schedule.

    7:00 - Techniques practice with Ms. M and Ms. B. The usual, ran through everything twice, with a few done an extra time when one or more of us messed up.

    8:00 - Two person practice with Ms. M. Focus on the Broadsword vs spear because that is what we are doing in tournament. It is coming along, but VERY FAR from being tournament ready! Also some Plum Blossom vs Cross Pattern. A tad of TCC walking pattern.

    9:00 - school closes

    2 hours and 30 minutes

     
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    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Saturday, January 12, 2019 -

    9:30 - Finally got to the school on time for two person practice with Ms. R, but she left a message with Tai Sifu that she was sick and wouldn't be in! I took time to tape up my thumbs, which I hadn't done in a hurry to get there on time. Putzed around.

    10:00 - My first time with the new schedule on Saturdays. Advanced push hands/ moving step class. Advanced push hands. Drills and then some matches. Can't remember what the drills were right at the moment. Moving step. Matches.

    11:00 - Sparring class. Started off with kicking drills with one person holding the kicking shield bag. I was doing terrible today with these drills! The power thrust is just one of my worst kicks so far. :( Then some other footwork/ striking drills. Some light rounds and finished up with some bag workout rounds. I had to remember to punch lighter with my thumbs acting up lately. I sometimes forgot and hit too hard. But they don't feel too bad now (two days later) as I write this.

    12:00 - Some rest time after the classes. Then some solo practice. I worked on my exhibition versions of the forms I will be doing - facing the way I will for the exhibition. That would be Ping Kuen and the 54 Gim.

    1:00 - Stretching class.

    1:30 - Solo practice. CLF- Sup Ji Kau Da, Full version of Ping Kuen. Worked on Wind Chasing Fan corrections I received last Thursday during my lesson. Then I practiced some of my tournament forms facing the way we often do in Mega group classes. Ping Kuen and 3 section staff. I had my CLF instructor offer to look at my over and under flowers to help out the issues I am having with consistently doing those. He gave me tips and I practiced them. Going back to doing it with the staff some as well. Mostly, I need to hold my arm up higher behind the back. And then put a little more momentum in the spin at a certain point. I learned the momentum is not all the same at all points of the flower, which was news to me. I also practiced tournament TCC hand form this direction. Small Circle Fast form.

    I think I did some Buddha Palm too? I may be forgetting something else, but I think my focus was on tournament stuff.

    3:10 - school closes

    4 hours and 40 minutes

    Sunday, January 13, 2019 - rest day. I did go to lunch and hang out with my former long term instructor for a few hours. That was really great, to catch up with her. :)


    2018 Total Hours = 684 hours and 06 minutes

    2019 Week 2 = 15 hours and 25 minutes
    2019 Total Hours = 21 hours and 35 minutes

     
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  14. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Monday, January 14, 2019 - wasn't feeling very good all day, although doing much better than I was earlier. So, got there late.

    7:00 - Group Class. Focus was on elbow strikes.

    7:30 - Solo practice. CLF - Wooden dummy. getting the whole thing back in my memory. Got a good chunk into it today. Tournament version of 3 section staff. Still trying to get that over and under flower going consistently! Tournament/ exhibition version of Ping Kuen. Sup Ji Kau Da.

    TCC - Exhibition version of 54 Gim. Forms for my next test. 9 dragon spear, double gim, Wind Chasing fan, Buddha palm and Small Circle fast form. Also, tournament version of small circle fast form. Also practiced flute form.

    A bit of stretching.

    10:05 - school closes

    3 hours and 5 minutes
     
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  15. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - Still fighting something off. Again, felt worse earlier. Slept a LOT.

    6:30 - Two person staff practice with Ms. B

    7:00 - Form practice with Ms. M and Ms. R. Staff, stick, spear, Ping Kuen, Small Five Animal, Sup Ji Jit Fu, Siu Moi Fa. About 7:35ish, we switched to practicing the exhibition version of Ping Kuen.

    8:00 - CLF private lesson.This time, Ms. M stayed to work on two person stuff during my lesson. She will be my two person partner during tournament, so it is time to get our broadsword vs spear up to tournament level. I will be doing the spear side for tournament. Then, review and corrections of my CLF tournament stuff. Dagger techniques, Ping Kuen and 3 section staff. My instructor talked to me about my biggest hurdle for 3 section staff being mental, not physical. He is right. I AM scared of the dang thing! I like it, but it is painful and I don't feel in control during that flower sometimes.

    The focus in my lessons is going to be tournament for awhile. Not learning more of Sup Ji Kau Da. That is fine. I got plenty to work on just getting my new curriculum stuff down better. And of course, working on tournament stuff.

    8:30 - solo practice. 3 section staff- tournament version. And Sup Ji Kau Da.

    9:00 - school closes

    2 hours and 30 minutes


    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - Evening shift/ rest day


     
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