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! Don’t forget testing is approaching fast, make sure to sign up for your test and ask if you have any last minute questions!
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 their 3 snake strikes parents can hold two pillows one over the other. Students should aim their snake strikes between the pillows to improve their accuracy. For the snake hug parents can hold a pillow in front of their students while they hold their hands out, make an X with their forearms, and finally bring their arms in close. As a Bonus they can Hold a horse stance to stay stable! Keep up the good work and don’t forget to practice the form!
BASIC Program: BASIC Program students worked on sections 2 of the Five Stances form! Focus on twisting into a bow stance after the first block to add power to your punch. The techniques that the Basic Students worked on are ‘Crane Stance Thread Palm’ and ‘Snake Creeps down Drop Stance.’ To practice the crane stance thread palm start in a crane stance and hold for as long as you can. Use your left hand to block across your body and shoot your right hand up and over your left hand as if threading a needle! For the snake creeps down start in a crane stance with your hands up in guard. open your hands and shoot your left hand down at the ground and bend your right leg, then shoot your left hand out and step out with your left leg. For an added challenge try to knock out 15 push-ups, 30 elbow to knee crunches, and a 45 seconds Horse Stance!
Kids BBC Program: Last week the Kids BBC students practiced sections 1+2+3+4 of the Ferocious Tiger form. Practice the whole form at home at least 10 times before next week! BBC Students can also practice their ‘Inside Crescent Kick’ by starting in a rear cross stance with their left tiger claw out in front of them, step forward with your left foot and swing your right foot up and across your body. Try and slap your right foot with your left hand! Students should also practice their inside blocks, tiger claws, and long arms. BBC Students can also practice their ‘Downward Backfist’ by starting in a neutral stance with two tiger claws in front of them. They should step forward with their left leg into a bow stance and bring their hands up to their ears making a fist, as they drop into their stance they should bring their fists downwards in front of them. 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 sections 3+4 of the Ferocious Tiger form. Practice the application drill you focused on in class! For an added bonus try putting sections 1+2 together Try practicing sections 3+4 at home 10 times before your next class! For an added bonus try doing flat palm, knuckle, and fingertip pushups for 20 seconds each. As well as 20 seconds of knee slap and elbow to knee crunches, and a 2 minute horse stance.
Weapons: Weapons students reviewed combos 1-6 of Hook Swords last week and should practice combining all 6 sections of the form. You can also practice shadowboxing over the next week! Be ready to perform!