Lots of work at the moment, as I’ll re-open my dojo in a couple of days.
Last weekend, I did the first part of the IAEKF (international arnis eskrima kali federation) instructor course in Bad Schallerbach, Upper Austria. That was a great experience, I’m definately looking forward to doing the next part. My instructor there, Günter Deschka, is a martial arts veteran who’s done quite a lot. Apart from being a great judo player, he’s been doing Chuan Quan Khi Dao for 27 years, along with some boxing, muay thai and well, a lot of FMA (fillipino martial arts) over the last five years. I really like his down-to-earth approach to things and his realistic judgement on what makes sense, self-defense wise. It’d be my pleasure to have him come to Vienna and give a stick-fighting seminar for my students. As a matter of fact, we’re already negotiating the details. On a general note, over the next season, I’ll try to get as many seminars as possible to my dojo.
Also, Chris and I have been hitting the gym, doing the push/pull workout I’ve described in my earlier posts. Although I’m not giving in to any illusions concerning linear progression, I’m thrilled at the results – in other words, I know the weights won’t be going up every week, but right now they are. Until now, we’ve only been to the gym twice a week, starting on monday we’ll double that volume, doing four sessions every week.
Well, I’ll keep you up-to-date,