Wednesday, August 9 17 kata in the morning, 18 more later. Slowly, not too hard. Yesterday’s training was still tough and I haven’t recovered enough and had trouble doing hard strikes etc. Taiji fan & double fan Only three of us today + the teacher, sort of. We started with a few single fan forms before the teacher arrived. He helped us with some details, gave us all general things to work on and left. We usually do 3 fan forms at most, today, however, we did 6. A friend wanted to go for double fan, but since we got a task to do, I didn’t feel comfortable just moving onto something else. The teacher came back and we then did. Again, we got a correction, or the teacher made a small logical change in one move and had me explain and practice with the others the next move. I still have three more I know to teach next week. So for the rest of the class we practiced this and did a couple more forms. Taiji - 33 moves I am still generally sluggish and 6 fan forms in a row didn’t help much. Now I joined this group taught today by the second teacher. We didn’t do silk reeling, only wuju meditation and went through the 33 moves twice. The teacher had a slow temp and in the second form he had us stop in many positions to check on them and encouraged us to go for lower stances of physically more demanding stuff if we had it correct. Basically the meditation and the two forms (or 33 moves) took half an hour. Then we worked on the kicks etc. It was a nice class, but my legs hurt. Taiji - 33 moves It was my turn to do the silk reeling, but my poor legs didn’t feel like it. So I was rather surprised when I was talking to a senior, now just returned after a while, instructor and the teacher came and asked her to do the silk reeling. Hm? Well, I certainly didn’t mind this one bit, it only surprised me a little. I should have known, though, that it wasn’t just random. It turned out the head teacher went home early, so I am teaching the next class -_- Or no, well, the remaining teacher took care of the explaining and coordinated the classes, I was mostly asked to practice with the group what he explained. We started with 33 moves twice, again. Then worked more on the kicks and in between moves. Before I knew this was going to happen and I didn’t really have a plan on what to do and it was not a large group and full of my friends, I asked if anyone had questions, and to my surprise, there were plenty! So I did my best to answer them in between practicing. Phew, lucky I did know the answers. Or at least I thought I did I have asked most of them myself…. Or the teacher explained them in the past. Or told me I was doing it wrong and made me learn it properly I was happy about that now I wasn’t expecting one of the teaches would not be there today and I planned to leave beore the final class. I was really done today on top of that. There were, however, only a few people coming for the late class and the teacher said he’D take care of it. There was at least one friend who can assist and be in front of the class, so I went home, rather spent. Upon arrival, I still did 9 more kata.