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 ‘Spitting Cobra Kick’ and their ‘Burrow.’ To practice their spitting cobra kick have students start in a crane stance and slowly move a pillow side to side in front of them, have them keep up their crane stance as they kick the pillow. For the burrow parents can bear hug their children from behind and students should sit down and roll back while bicycle kicking toward their attacker. Keep up the good work and don’t forget to practice the form!
BASIC Program: BASIC Program students worked on sections 1-3 of the Five Stances form! Focus on combining all three sections to make one cohesive form. The techniques that the Basic Students worked on are ‘Outside Block Punch’ and ‘High Block Punch.’ To practice the outside block punch start with your feet together then step back as you block to your left. then turn your body and shift into a bow stance as you punch with your other hand(make sure you bring your blocking hand back into a chamber). For the high block punch, begin in a crane stance with your right leg up, standing on your left. step forward with you right foot and shift into a horse stance, as you do extend your left hand directly above your head to high block and punch with your right hand. 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 was stripe testing! Congratulations to everyone that got some new stripes! The Kids BBC students practiced sections 3+4 of the Ferocious Tiger form. Practice sections 3+4 at home at least 10 times before next week! BBC Students can also practice their ‘Rake & Downward Backfist’ by starting in a standing position with two tiger claws striking in front of them, step forward as you rake with the tiger claws pulling them in and then up by your ears. Step into a bow stance as you bring your fists down directly in front of you for a double backfist. BBC Students can also practice their ‘Inward Thrust Kick’ by starting in a crane stance then flexing the foot and pushing your heel out, and pushing out and down like you were aiming for a knee. 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 4 of the Ferocious Tiger form. Practice the Inward Thrust Kick by starting in a crane stance facing your target, then turning your knee outward and flexing your foot as much as possible. Thrust your heel outward and down as if you were striking into an opponents knees! For an added bonus try putting sections 1, 2, and 3 together Try practicing sections 4 at home 10 times before your next class!
Weapons: Weapons students combos 4+5+6 of Hook Swords last week and should practice combo 1 through 3 of the form. You can also practice shadowboxing over the next week!