Aw yiss muthafuckin karataaaaay
Look for the opening; it’s there. Sometimes you must be very patient, and it’s not always visible. But if you wait long enough and seek from within, it will appear.
Had my second solo training sesh last night. I’m still working mainly on my stamina, flexibility and strength but I figured I might as well start learning a few basic punches/blocks/kicks. After warming up & meditating (I’m not sure how necessary this is for many styles but I find I’m really enjoying it), I downloaded an e book that is actually proving quite useful as it goes into a lot of detail to describe and break down some basic moves. It also has a summary of the names of all the different parts of the body I will be using in the language of the style. I’m going to see if I can find some other resources, dvd’s and other books so I can gain a better understanding of the correct stances & posture I should be using. Beyond that, my body is killing me - did I mention how unfit I was? It’s a good feeling though. Tired muscles are always a good sign! Still super psyched to be doing this.