Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday Update

So last night I went home and had a bite to eat, then rolled out to find the taekwondo school - it's since moved twice since my last serious go at it.

Nice location now - it's merged with a gymnastics school for kids, but it's got it's own walled off space, and a nice spine-friendly floor now. The guy running it is one of my favorite people and he was still there, so I caught up with him. It was funny - I approached and he nodded a quick hello, then after about 30 seconds one of the women in the class blurted out, "Andrew?!?!" and people came over to chat. Looks like they've got a great financial deal in place where they only pay a percentage of their earnings, so regardless of student count they've got a place. And that's good, because attendance has dwindled. Seems everyone that's interested in martial arts wants to participate in MMA these days. I can't say that I blame them, it's cool, it gets press... people have to pick and choose, and an old Korean fighting style just isn't as dynamic as what is available these days. But I'm not going to be the next Ken Shamrock or Tito Ortiz or whoever, I just want to kick and jump and sweat. So now I'll dig out the uniform and see how it fits... yikes!



MizFit said...

But I'm not going to be the next Ken Shamrock or Tito Ortiz

never say never :)

Id love to try martial arts. it's on my MUST MAKE TIME FOR list.

smbdysheine said...

good for you!

i'm glad you found a welcoming crew. i still haven't found the fun exercise program yet. i like the elliptical, but it's not so much fun per se, lol.

Jess said...

Good luck, Tae Kwon Do is a lot of fun!

Mary Beth said...

I'm so envious. About two years ago when my son was 5 I put him in a couple of classes as a trial. We ended up moving so he never did it and he has not shown much interest. But me..I really loved Tae kwan do. When we have the extra money I plan on taking classes myself.

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