Today in my karate...

My personal karate progress log.
Pleased to watch my good friends Jon and Sam receive the yellow belt!

Pleased to watch my good friends Jon and Sam receive the yellow belt!

Finally got the tobi yoko geri!  All of the tobi kicks are very difficult for me…this is a proud moment.

Finally got the tobi yoko geri! All of the tobi kicks are very difficult for me…this is a proud moment.

Some thoughts on (kata) tournaments

on-your—toes:

In competing in tournament karate, there’s an objective to make the kata look “beautiful”, fast, and powerful. But how else do you make it beautiful if not by doing it with the proper technique that will produce speed and power. I’m in the school of not sacrificing form for speed. And the proper way to produce the best power and whip like speed is by executing a proper technique. 

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shaped-by-karate and manwithoutborders tagged me in the 6 selfie post.

These are some of my favourite memories.

1. I currently play guitar for a living. Pay is good and it’s a fun job :)
2. My little brother’s going away party, leaving India to join the USAF.
3. Winning a kumite tournament and playing around with European champion Alecs Subosik.
4. Getting married the traditional way in New Delhi.
5. Little brother’s wedding.
6. First marathon.

I honestly don’t know anyone here, but since I chatted with rolling-in-the-gi, I think she should post more pictures. :)

Slow slow progress with the stretching. …

Slow slow progress with the stretching. …