Hello AMAI Family!
In this blog series we will be posting reminders of what the students worked on the previous week. This could be helpful to make sure you know what you or your child should be working on while at home. If you need extra help on any movements or sections of the form then talk to your instructor about adding A Virtual Membership onto your current membership to unlock videos that breakdown every section of your form and every technique!
Lil’ Dragons: Our Lil’ Dragons should mainly practice their form. I want everyone to try to do it at least 10 times before their next class. Test week is coming up so make sure you are prepared! The techniques we worked on this past week were their ‘High Block’ and their ‘Hook Punch’. Help your Lil’ Dragon practice at home by swinging a pillow down towards the top of their head so they can practice their high block. Then have them punch the pillow away with a strong hook punch (ps. make sure they have a 90 degree bend in their arm as they punch). Keep up the good work!
BASIC Program: BASIC Program students should be practicing their form. Test week is coming up so make sure you are prepared! They should also spend time on the two most challenging techniques from their form. The ‘Roundhouse Kick’ and the ‘Side Thrust Kick’. For the roundhouse the goal is to strike their target with the top of their foot and throw the kick horizontally. They should also have two chambers and two pivots. For the side thrust kick their goal should be to hit the target with their heel keeping their foot flexed. They should also have two chambers and the first chamber should point behind them. For an added challenge try to knock out 15 push-ups, 30 elbow to knee crunches, and 45 seconds of your Horse Stance!
Kids BBC Program: Last week, the Kids BBC students reviewed their form and with test week approaching I want everyone to try to do their form 15 times before next week. They should also work on their ‘Snake Creeps Down’ and their ‘Jump Front Toe Tap’. You can hold a broom for limbo and have your child practice using snake creeps down to go underneath it. For the jump front toe tap make sure they are using the correct footwork, (Step right foot, lift left knee, jump off right foot and kick with right foot). For an added challenge try to knock out 20 push-ups, 30 elbow to knee crunches, 10 frog leaps, 25 Jumping Jacks and 45 seconds of your Horse Stance!
Adult/Teen BBC Program: Teen and Adult BBC students should review and practice their whole form. Also practice your shadowboxing, use a mirror or a phone camera so you can watch your performance to see what you like or dislike about it, then make changes. For an added challenge try to knock out 30 seconds of elbow to knee crunches, 30 seconds of knee slap crunches and a 2 minute horse stance!
Weapons: Weapons students should practice the whole form and their shadow boxing. Keep practicing those flips!