Hello AMAI Family!
In this blog series, we will post reminders of what the students worked on during the previous week. This gives you or your child ideas for how to practice at home between classes. If you need extra help on any movements or sections of the form, talk to your instructor about adding a Virtual Membership onto your current membership to unlock videos that break down every section of your form and every technique!
Last week was the first week of the Winter Quarter!
Lil’ Dragons: The Lil’ Dragons started learning the Tiger style form. For their form, Lil’ Dragons worked on their Double Tiger Claw and Stranger Defense. For the double tiger claw, try and catch something with both hands! For the stranger defense, escape from a double wrist grab by circling both hands out, up, then pressing down. If you need help learning the form, check out our YouTube channel AMAI DEWUSHU and look for the playlist “This Quarter’s Forms.”
BASIC Program: Kids BASIC students started learning the Basic Fighting form. They worked on Jab and Cross and the Step up Knee. Try and shoot both punches out lightning fast!
Teen and Adult BASIC students also started the Basic Fighting form. This week’s focus was Jab and Cross as well. Focus on punching fast and turning your waist and shoulders with each punch.
Kids BBC Program: For the Winter Quarter, Kids BBC students starting learning Nan Quan. They focused on section 1 of the form and Southern Uppercuts. For the Southern Uppercuts, block down by swinging one hand across your body, then hit up with the other hand.
Adult/Teen BBC Program: This week, the Adult and Teen BBC students learned section 1 of the Nan Quan form. In addition, they worked on their abduction defense, focusing on falling and getting back up. Practice the breakfalls and kicks from the ground.
Foundation Weapons: In Foundation Weapons class this week, students started the 16 Step Staff form. They also started with 2-Star Blocking. Practice your forward flowers at home.
Advanced Weapons: In Advanced Weapons class this week, students learned section 1 of the Sun and Moon Sword and Shield form. They learned how to hold the sword (Kan Dao) and rattan shield as well as forward and reverse flowers. Keep practicing section 1 and your technique at home!