Master Martin welcomed Mr Freire,
a new red belt and Ms. Staple, I dan, who has recently moved to Rock
Springs, to black belt class. There seem to be several signed up for
the referee course and the "C" Instructor course comming
up this month. Check the web sites for dates and information. Be sure
to talk to and ask your instructor before attending courses and other
activities outside of your class.
Black Belt Class was a nothing
less than great. There was no one watching class, every one was on
the floor training so there was no one to take pictures of everyone
working out, Kicking up one side and down the other, Blocking to the
front and to the side, Striking to the front and spinning to strike
to the rearward position, we were stepping this way and that, pivoting
on the back foot and spot turning. Kicking in all directions to work
on balance, keeping the hip lifted to save energy and to save our
ass should there be more than one opponent. Master Martin also determined
that if someone was to run into (Kick) another from the rear that
it would be that person's fault and that the person in the front was
not to worry about the one behind. You could find them later.
We did group patterns Chion-Ji,
Dan Gun, Hwa- Rang and Kwang-Gae, then Kwang-Gae and Hwa-Rang by count.
At the last of class we all did our highest pattern by count.
It was decided that the gauntlet
would be run by Master Martin who's birthday is Feb 3.
1) Mr. Nelson causing interference for Master Martin.
2) Master Martin on his was through the gauntlet.
3) It seems Mr. Cunningham made it through unscathed by following
closely in Master Martin's wake.
Newly established "Dr." Kerri McDill gives meaning, case
in point to running the gauntlet as she heads between the lines.
UPCOMING DATES IN FEBRUARY:
Feb 7: USTF Referee Course - Headquarters
Feb 28: USTF Referee Course - Salt Lake City
Feb 21-22: Class C Instructor's Course - Headquarters