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 stripe testing for our Lil Dragons, Kids Basic, and Kids BBC program. Congratulations to everyone that earned their stripes!

Lil’ Dragons:  Lil’ Dragons students warmed up with a review of their Chang Quan form. They focused on the techniques Wind Up Ridge Hand and Thrust Kick! To help with their Thrust Kick parents can hold a pillow directly in front of students and slowly move in. Students should lift their right foot and push forward with their heel pushing the target away from them! Students then performed their form to earn their stripe. Keep practicing your Chang Quan form and be ready to show off your Thrust Kick!

BASIC Program: Kids BASIC students warmed up with a endurance workout. They practiced all three sections of their Five Stances Form. Students also worked on performing their whole form to three counts. At the end of class students performed their form to earn their Black Stripe!

Teen and Adult Basic students began class with a clasic endurance workout. Students reviewed their entire form start to finish. They also took some time to practice their Line Kicks (Front Swing, Toe Tap, Inside Crescent, Outside Crescent).

Kids BBC Program: Kids BBC students started class with a test style endurance workout. Students focused on practicing sections one and two of their form to prepare for their stripe testing. At the end students got to perform their form to earn their Black Stripes!

Adult/Teen BBC Program: This week, the Adult and Teen BBC students started off class with a challenging endurance workout. They reviewed sections one and two of their form and discussed the different ways to use their Leopard hand tools against a variety of targets. They also worked on one step combinations with their instructors.

Foundation Weapons: Students in the Foundation section of weapons started off with Forward Flowers. The focus was on learning section three of their form. Students should use the moves from their form to create their own combinations.

Advanced Weapons: Advanced weapon students warmed up with forward and reverse flowers. Advanced weapon students focused on learning section three of their form. Students should practice all three sections of their form focusing on their stances and sword fingers.