All my old aches and pains are coming back to me. Particularly in my joints. Still better than sitting around like a fat ass though.
Tonight we worked on kicks and countering kicks. Felt pretty good on them, corrected a problem I was having with my footwork on switch kicks. I need to get a new and smaller mouth guard as the one I have is causing me to hold my breath which was killing me tonight.
I can't rave enough about Bangkok Kickboxing. The drills we're doing are focused and applied to our light sparring so I can actually feel how it's supposed to feel in real time against an opponent instead of a punching back or pads. I feel like I'm really learning more than what I did at Unit 2 where sparring sessions tended to break down into slugfests. I'm sure I'll have a hard sparring session soon, but even when I watched the advanced guys go at it, it was hard but still focused on technique instead of just trying to beat the crap out of the other guy. Don't get me wrong, there is a time and place for hard sparring sessions where you're simulating a real match and I'll need those down the road. But it doesn't need to be everday or even every other day.
I don't need to smash myself in the face with a hammer to know how to take a punch or a kick. What I need to know is how to move around and or through my opponents punches and kicks so I can hit him as well.
"War isn't about dying for your country. It's about making the other sonovabitch die for his!" ~Patton