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 their Dragon form this week and the techniques
we worked on this past week were their ‘Close The Gate’ and their ‘Go Home.’ To practice their close the gate students should hold a
crane stance and high block with their right dragon claw and push down with the left dragon claw
. Try to keep your balance for as long as possible! For the go home, parents can grab onto their child’s wrists. Students should make a big circle with their hands and push down with power to break an attackers grip. Keep up the good work and don’t forget to practice the form!

 

BASIC Program: BASIC Program students worked on sections 1&2 of the Fighting Form! Focus on stepping out before your hook punch to give yourself room to twist your body.
The techniques that the Basic Students worked on are ‘Jab + Cross’ and
‘Front Snap Kick.’ To practice the jab + cross students should start in a left side fighting stance with their hands in guard. A jab is a punch thrown with the front hand as fast as possible. A cross punch is thrown with the rear hand and should have much more power. Try and fire a jab and as soon as you reset show off your powerful cross! For the front leg snap kick students should start in a left side fighting stance with their hands in guard. Students should step up with their rear leg bringing their feet together, they should then pick up their front knee and kick straight ahead aiming for belt level. 
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 learned sections 1+2 of the Great Power
form. Practice sections 1+2 at home at least 10 times before next week!
BBC Students can also practice their ‘Hammer fist’ by starting in a
fighting stance with their hands in guard. Students should raise one fist and swing straight down hitting with the pinkie side of their fist. Remember there are 4 different directions with a hammerfist (upwards, downwards, inwards, and outwards)!
 BBC
Students can also practice their ‘Front Toe Tap’ by starting in a
fighting stance with their hands in guard, students should shoot their rear hand straight out in front of them as they swing their right leg straight out in front of them. Students should be able to tap the top of their shoes with their right hand. 
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 learned section 2 of the Great Power form. Practice the application drill you focused on in class!
Students should also go over their ‘Front Toe Tap.’ To practice your toe tap, students should start in a fighting stance with their hands
in guard, students should extend their right hand as they swing their right leg upwards directly in front of them. Students should be able to slap the top of their shoe and make a loud slapping sound. Try practicing
section 2 
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 learned a few exercises to strengthen the wrist such as parallel horse stances with the spear across your legs and knuckle push ups, students should also work on their La Na Zha,
and Downward Chop. Students also reviewed sections 1+2 of the form.
Practice sections 1+2 ten times before your next class!