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Bk Ray

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Piotr W.

Subj: Re: Anyone here with martial arts experience? Yep Taekwondo Student!
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 12:43:44 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Anyone here with martial arts experience?
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 11:11:38 am EDT (Viewed 666 times)

> > It's perfectly normal for a beginner to feel intimidated.
> Yeah, but it would help me enormously if the *other* beginners in the class seemed to be intimidated, too \:\) But they aren't. They seem to grasp everything immediately...
> Yesterday, we practiced doing the four-directional punch/block combination. Everybody seemed to have no problems with it - only I was constantly getting lost somewhere in the middle. I felt like "Hey, which leg should I move back now? And which hand do I move forward? My right hand? Wait, which of my hands is the right hand, actually???" \:\)
> I'm starting to feel like that panda from Kung Fu Panda...

Good old sajo jirugi! It will take time to get used to it, everyone learns at different speeds and has different strengths. Try to focus on the main movements before 'perfecting it' with correct shoulder placement, keeping wider stances.

The fitter you are, the less drained you will be, keeping you more alert throughout the lesson. So I would work on fitness. If it's not a challenge, ther's no point in doing it! You have to work on your strengths and weaknesses. It WILL come together.

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