Last weeks blog- click here
Today I practiced 10 kick combos and counter attacks. I can't believe how much I have learned in just a few weeks. I started very very novice and now I'm simply novice! I have really got the bug for this kickboxing malarky. It's great to have a coach to be held accountable too. My homework today was a leg burner. Co-ordination was never my strong point. Kickboxing teaches you so much! I'm getting to grips with control in the air. It's amazing!!! Great fun. Now it's all well, being able to put fancy combos together whilst shadow kickboxing but if you can't take hit then you don't stand much of a chance in the ring. Last week exposed and highlighted what I needed to take forwards into training this week. My wife kindly beat me with a heavy old wooden cricket stump. Sounds.....different! It was of course in a controlled environment. Thankfully I was in my wifes good books at the time. It's a weird feeling after hit conditioning. You feel energetic but like you have done a thousand sit ups! "Tenderness"....Stuggy Vines (don't have a clue what I'm on about, check it out on FB. If you have a weird sense of humour like me, then he will have you in fits of laughter for hours).
I should post videos of my kickboxing week. I work hard so I'm sure you may find some motivation from my seeing my beast mode sessions.
I want to fight in a few months. It will be my first kickboxing match up since I was a little one. I also want to gain my black belt and take bigger steps.
What I most love about kickboxing is the calmness I feel and the creativity in out smarting an opponent. To be in the most stressful situation but be so peaceful is a remarkable empowering feeling. I highly recommend kickboxing to anyone suffering with low self esteem and confidence issues. Find a local group you can join. You will look back in amazement with how far you have come not just with your ability to kickbox but your humbleness as a person.
Big week. See you next Saturday ;-)