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 start of a new quarter, make sure practice your new material to prepare for an amazing summer quarter!


 

Lil’ Dragons:  Lil’ Dragons students warmed up with a run through the woods. They focused on the techniques Outside Block and their Front Toe Tap. To help with their Front Toe Tap parents can hold a pillow parallel with the floor as a target, and student should kick up and smack down with their hand to flatten their target! Keep practicing your new eagle form and be ready to show off your Front Toe Tap!

 

BASIC Program: Kids BASIC students warmed up with the dodging game. They learned a few basic strikes and learned the first section of their form. Make sure to practice to be ready for the next section!

Teen and Adult Basic students began class running laps and working on other movement drills. Students learned the first section of their form as well as its real world application. They also worked on building their own combinations using the techniques they went over in class.


Kids BBC Program: Kids BBC students started class with a series of movement drills such as shuffling and rolling. Students learned section one of their form as well as the self defense for the section. Students also reviewed some of their foundational kicks and strikes.

 

Adult/Teen BBC Program: This week, the Adult and Teen BBC students started off class with some shuffling and other basic movement drills. They focused on learning section one of their form. They also worked on sparring drills with partners such as the Cobra and Mongoose game.

 

Foundation Weapons: Students in the Foundation section of weapons started off with Forward Flowers and 2 Star Blocking to get used to moving with their weapons. The focus was on learning section one of their form. Students should practice their form as well as review their basic techniques.

 

Advanced Weapons: Advanced weapon students warmed up with a series of wrist strengthening exercises. Advanced weapon students learned section one of their form. Students also worked on practicing their La Na Zha (Low Block, Press, Thrust) technique to help with their form.