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: The Lil’ Dragons worked on the Snake form this week and the techniques we worked on this past week were their ‘3 Snake Strikes’ and their ‘Snake Hug.’ To practice the snake strikes, have them reach out quickly at different heights and test their speed. For the snake hug technique, Lil’ Dragons can use a big pillow or large object to pick up with the snake hug. Keep up the good work and don’t forget to practice the form!
BASIC Program: BASIC Program students worked on section 2 of the Five Stances form! Focus on balance with the thread palm and get as low as possible with the ‘snake creeps down.’ The techniques that the Basic Students worked on are ‘Thread Palm’ and ‘Snake Creeps Down.’ The practice the thread palm, hold your balance in a crane stance for 20 seconds on each side. For the snake creeps down, try and get as low to the ground in your drop stance while keeping both feet flat on the floor. 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 started learning section 2 of the Ferocious Tiger form. Practice section 2 at home at least 10 times before next week! BBC Students can also practice their ‘dragon riding stance’ by starting from a bow stance and bending their back leg and getting that heel up from the floor. 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 reviewed section 1 of the Ferocious Tiger form. Practice the long arms from section 1 by hitting first with the left hand, then the right. Feel free to switch and practice both sides! Try practicing section 1 at home 10 times before your next class!
Weapons: Weapons students started learning combo 2 of Hook Swords last week and should practice combo 1 of the form. You can also practice shadowboxing over the next week!