…in a lifetime far, far away…
I studied kenpo karate for a couple of years. This was after I’d done some self-teaching at home (books by Bruce Tegner and Bruce Lee, and others not Bruce). On at least one occasion, it did keep me alive.
Due to my leg disability, I focused mainly on hand and arm techniques, sticky and trapping hands, arm bars, hand strikes and such. I didn’t get very far belt-wise. My focus was initially philosophical, but then evolved into basics – what I could do to stay alive.
And, over the years, I’ve informally shared some knowledge with other folks who’d expressed an interest, mostly women I’ve dated and shooting students. More knowledge is better, right?
Now, my roommate (an ex-gf) has expressed an interest. We’re working on breaking holds, blocks and where and how to strike. She had been giving me grief, as we’ve known each other almost 10 years, and while I coached her on her shooting, I’ve never broached this subject. So, we started some training.
But, neither of us is a spring chicken, which makes for amusing training sessions. Lots of exclamations of ow from both teacher and student.
But, neither of us anticipate training to get to this level:
h/t Miss K