Merry Christmas Everyone!
The holidays have been great so far since it means I can train whenever I want. I really had some great training with the Men’s National Sparring Team – Mr LeGrow (Hyper Weight), Miro Mostovac (Heavy Weight) and Aziz Abdellahi (Middle Weight). We worked on some amazing sparring drills. It’s so beneficial learning different strategies from different people. People really don’t realize just how technical sparring is. It’s not just a bunch of people in a ring punching and kicking. It’s all about skill, timing and technique. I was a bit intimidated sparring these men but it also helps me with my confidence and I’m lucky that they include me in everything. Hopefully I won’t have anyone with their skill in my age division at Worlds 🙂
Just when we thought we couldn’t train anymore from exhaustion, Mr. LeGrow asked us to help with some of the classes. I was so sore the next day. Thanks for coming to Ottawa Aziz to train with us. It was so helpful! Thank you Mr. LeGrow for allowing us to train during the day when the dojang was closed.
I also had some great training with Miro at a dojang close to my house. Ms. Trigger from Trigger’s TKD was very generous and allowed me to use her dojang over the holidays. I wanted a place that I could just go and work on my patterns, stretch, do some yoga and work on my own. Thank you Ms. Trigger. It’s hard for my parents to drive 70km every time I want to train. I like to train during the day as much as possible.
Blackburn TKD also had a fun pot-luck Christmas party.
For Christmas I got a new pair of running shoes and a speed skipping rope so I’m excited to try them out tomorrow.