I know Kung Fu

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Published on: January 29, 2008

Well not really. I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. What I did do, however, is start taking Taekwon-Do at one of the local dojangs. The Bean has been learning taekwon-do for a few months now and I wanted to both get a little more exercise and provide a good example for her to make it easier for her to stick with it.

I’m really in a lot of pain though. The first day was actually yoga because the school has a new yoga instructor and wanted everyone to experience yoga if they already hadn’t done so. I have and I mostly enjoyed it but it was just a little embarrassing to know most of the postures but to not really be able to hit a single one of them. The Saturday class was my first real martial art instruction in about fifteen years. I didn’t do too badly but I was literally starting to gray out after an hour of jumping rope, crunches, doing kicks up and down the dojang and learning the basics of the first form (Chon-Ji / Heaven and Earth).

So I’m still really sore but I’m still stretching every day. I realized that I’m about as flexible these days as your average steel girder so I’m also doing some basic stretching every day. Once I can walk without cringing I’ll add in some time every day to work on forms.

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