Re-acquainting myself with Kwang-gae

It's good to see my old pal Jon Alster, 13-14 years younger on A-Kato's official forms DVD performing Kwang-gae. I've been remiss and haven't practiced a lot of my upper belt Taekwondo forms, choosing to focus on the Karate Kata instead. In the last week, I've done the form maybe half a dozen times or more a day. After not doing the form for more than a year or so, it took me about two days to get reacquainted with it.

BTW - please check out GM Keith Yate's new book Complete Guide to American Karate and Tae Kwon Do. I have ordered myself a copy, and I'm really looking forward to it.

It's my turn to disappoint the class. I've cancelled tomorrow's training because I'm going on a survival course!

Have fun kids!


wmioch said…
What kind of survival course is it? Terrorists? Kids?
Colin Wee said…
Hahahhaha. Or 'Surviving Kids as Terrorists?' It's a Bush Survival course. We're starting to go out camping and tenting more, and I thought it would be fun to dust off some of my skills.
Mathieu said…
After a year of only home training, the basic forms I used to do daily have become crooked. Meaning I've developoped quite an accent that will be hard to lose. Thanks to the injury.

The basic forms, I had to relearn entirely. It's fun getting re-acquainted with your old self, no?

Enjoy the book
Colin Wee said…
It's all a journey, I guess. If you didn't make them crooked, it might mean you didn't practice them enough! Colin
supergroup7 said…
I find that I have to remind myself that the lower patterns are as important as the higher ones, and the same idea goes the other way. It's hard not to focus in one area, or pattern, especially when you are working on figuring out the applications of the movements.

How did your survival course go?
Colin Wee said…
I find that the lower patterns are very adequate for combat needs. You don't need to go further than the first two to get a really good range of skills for combt.


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