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! As we continue our summer quarter don’t forget to practice your forms and endurance. Next week is Stripe Testing, class time are the same and there is no sign up for Stripe Testing. This test is used as a progress check and will not impact their belts/rank.
Lil’ Dragons: Lil’ Dragons students warmed up with form practice. They focused on the techniques Outside Crescent Kick and Circle Your Pray! To help with their Circle Your Pray parents can swing a pillow straights down towards students head, students should step to the side staying low to avoid the attack and stay safe! Keep practicing your eagle form and be ready to Circle Your Pray!
BASIC Program: Kids BASIC students warmed up with an endurance workout designed to prepare them for Stripe Testing. They practiced their entire fighting form start to finish, they focused on making combinations using the moves from their form. Make sure to practice your form to prepare for your Stripe Test!
Teen and Adult Basic students began class with a challenging pushup workout. Students practiced their full form focusing on power and control. They also focused on blocking drills and one step combinations.
Kids BBC Program: Kids BBC students started class with a series of relay races and basic technique review. Students practiced sections three and four of their shaolin form. They also practiced the self defenses from sections three and four to prepare for their Stripe Test!
Adult/Teen BBC Program: This week, the Adult and Teen BBC students started off class with a test style endurance workout. They reviewed section four of their form. They also took time to practice their rear leg kicks (Roundhouse, Side Thrust, and Snap Kicks).
Foundation Weapons: Students in the Foundation section of weapons started off with wrist strengthening exercises and stance training. The focus was on performing sections 3+4 of their form and maintaining focus on their target. Students should practice building shadowboxing combinations to prepare them for one step.
Advanced Weapons: Advanced weapon students warmed up with Knuckle pushups holding their spear as well as parallel horse stances resting their spear across their legs. Advanced weapon students focused on memorizing sections one and two and performing them together. Students also worked on their room clears and spear flips.