Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Family Victory

Thanks to the pre-class kip-up training initiated (and encouraged) by Heng Ji, followed by the targeted corrections made by Heng De during class, I finally landed Liyu Dating tonight, not once, but twice, and not just the first kip-ups but also the head-flips.

I credit all of us with the victory. I was really surprised when I landed solidly again and again. And though I'm sure it's not the most graceful looking thing-- one must walk before one can run after all-- I know refinement will come.

For now, I'm just going to enjoy the happy feeling I have about moving forward, taking a risk, using momentum, pushing a bit harder, not over-thinking, and landing on my feet. I can't wait to try it again on Friday. Thanks for all the cheering! Amituofo!


  1. Amituofo! Congratulations!! :D

  2. Yay!!!!

    Now you have to teach me!

  3. Honestly, the only thing I did differently is what De told me to do-- push harder with your arms as you kick-- and what Ji told me to do-- try to kick up more than out.

    YAY! I made Bryant jealous about my new "mad skillz". <3

  4. \m/ De is great at teaching the kip-up :) Once you get that moment when you realize the proper body mechanics of such a move it feels awesome.

  5. Im so so so so SO jealous/happy for you! :P \m\><\m/