April 5, 2007

Ichi, Ni, San... Karate

Last week the kiddo started karate. As a full member at the YMCA, the class is free, and since I listened to him ask to try kick boxing all summer long as we drove by the local dojo I figured I'd start him in karate and see where it went from there. The Sensei has been instructing for some 38 years or so, and is tough. During the first lesson he opened the class to the parents saying "it will help your children to learn what they are learning... and it might do you good too." So, this week, I took him up on the offer.

Tuesday I went prepared to do some karate. What I was not prepared for was feeling like a total klutz. I mean how hard could jabbing and jumping and kicking be? Let me tell you. It's hard! Really hard. This takes complete concentration, focus, and coordination. Any little distraction, and it's all over. No wonder he's so adament about "no talking". We stretched, and did I ever find out what muscles I haven't used in forever. We punched. We blocked. We kicked. We did them all together. And I had a blast.

And today, with muscles still aching from Tuesday, I did it all again.

It's a great workout, and one I get to share with my son. Finally I've found something that makes me happy, makes me feel good, and is good for me. And I'm sticking to it.


Stacie said...

Hana, Dul, Set! You kick ass.

Brooklyn Frank said...


TAG said...

Hope the lessons are going well. I took lessons with my son for 2 years with my son. I know what you mean about sore muscles you never knew you had.

The only reason we quit was the Sensei quit to spend more time with his son.

Oh well, I miss it; but, I do still have the cool belts and work out robe.

Are those workout robes considered sexy these days?


tpw said...

Lisa - You have left a couple of comments on my blog "God Bless America." I just want to thank you for doing this. I'll pray for you as a single mom as you "get with the program."

I do know this from my expeiences - with faith, persistence, and a good dose of laughter all things are possible.

Thanks again... Tom

Liquid said...


Good for you!

R2K said...

: )

Nocturnal said...

Lookout, remind me never to piss you off. That's cool you get to spend time with your son doing that.


Rick said...

When you can grab the pebble out of your Sensei's hand it will be time for you to go and find some classes that you have to pay for.