Sunday, 22 October 2017

100 Kata Day!

I am feeling pretty chuffed because yesterday I completed the 100 Kata Day challenge.  This included a few round of Shushi no Kon with the Bo.

I've also completed 10 hours towards my yellow chevron and I'm starting to map out some long term Bo and karate goals.  Black belt?  Black chevron?  There's so much awesome karate "stuff" in my future.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Update and some awesome news!

Yesterday I went to the Queensland State Titles for the National All Styles Martial Arts tournament and I came 1st for forms, 2nd for continuous sparring and 3rd for creative weaponry.  I am so chuffed with my results.  Especially for weapons!  After only training with the Bo since April this year, placing in that event was a huge shock and I am so thrilled.

Now - training plan for my yellow chevron and Nationals in December!  I am going to select a technique from the list each week and work on it for 15 minutes to half an hour each morning before a few rounds of kata.  Plus that with 2 full lessons a week and a lesson on Friday night with my Sensei.  That'll get me ready.

Thursday, 12 October 2017


So this is going a little slower than I expected.  I thought that I would be able to get more time in once uni finished but work takes up so much of my time.

I have cracked the 6 hour mark though.  Only 30 hours to go until yellow chevron!  This coming week I am going to aim for 15 minutes a morning and half an hour Saturday and Sunday.  Not massive but achievable.

Let's do it!

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Week 2

This week I have been working on overhead rib syrikes, the 4 strike combo and making sure I warm up my shoulders before I train so that I can move my arms the next day haha.  Tomorrow is a public holiday so I'm "booking in" a good hour to hour and a half of Bo and hoping to make a start on Bo Kata 1.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Beginning the 90 Day Challenge

With uni wrapping up this weekend (yay!) I have signed myself up to this challenge.  I'm hoping to achieve my yellow chevron in Ultimate Bo.  Of course the first week of the challenge has been my last week of uni so not much Bo happening, however next week - the real work begins!