Sportivities - Memorizing Karate Moves

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This Sunday morning, I did some sports. I went to a park where I could get sunlight and fresh air. I jogged through a small street with green trees on either side.
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This morning it was not sunny. It was cloudy. The temperature was around 26 Celsius. I went with my kids.

Memorizing the Karate moves

I wanted to practice some karate moves that I learned 20 years ago when I was in school. I have forgotten some punching and kicking techniques. However, I still remember some basic movements.
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I tried to do some kicks and punches. Chudan tsuki is a straight punch, mawasi geri is a side kick, and mae geri is a straight kick. I forget the name of the low kick.
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Practising the punches and kicks for 15 minutes made me short of breath. I also memorized what my karate trainer, or simpai, told me years ago. In fighting, I should put my hands and elbows over my cheeks and chin. The function of the position was to protect the chin and cheek from attacks. The chin is the weakest part of the body when it is hit.
Why does Kyokushin seem to open up and not protect the stomach and chest? The protection that is done is by tilting the body slightly so that the attack on the stomach and chest does not completely hit the solar plexus. In addition, Kyokushin exercises strengthen the chest and abdominal muscles.
After practicing karate, I jogged to go home. I passed through green streets. I found an amazing fruit. It was Mojo (Aegle marmelos). The fruit is like a big orange or lime. On Javanese Island, most of the Aegle marmelos that grow have a bitter taste. In history, when Raden Wijaya fled with his guards, he took a rest in a forest. He found a big fruit. Then, he ate the fruit. The taste was bitter. After that, he decided to build a small village and named it " Majapahit". Later, Raden Wijaya built the kingdom of Majapahit from the place where he ate the fruit of bitter Aegle marmelos. Because of the bitterness, mojo fruit is not edible.
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Cool stuff. I love martial arts, but the main reason I love it is not for the kicking ass value but for the beauty of the movements. I practice Tai Chi, do you know Tai Chi or heard about it? I consider its moves very beautiful.

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Yes, there is a Thai Chi but there are only few who master Thai Chi in my country. Most people practice and learn martial art Karate and Pencak Silat in Indonesia. Pencak Silat is the origin of martial art in my country. I joined Karate because when I was in school there was extra Karate class.

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I not sure whether the term you learned karate at your places, did you still remember the 'Kata' movement for the upgrading belt exam purposes? I already forgotten it all although just 18 years I stop training due to my study exam. I learned Karate since I still 8 years old till 16 years old...its kind of waste I did not continue it but the training time slot had affected my study result during that time. 😅

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I still 8 years old till 16 years old

Wow, you could be the black belt holder.
I have forgot all Kata movement. The "Kata" movement is a kind of "jurus" in pencak silat. It consists of some combination of punch, kick, and defence.

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2 more belt left to black belt..i fail at Kata exam last time as too many movement to memorize.I'm not good in memorize Kata but if fighting I can win always as im big size n maybe consider tall compared to other🤣

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Wow, that is a great achievement. I just got green with one stripe.

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Your physical memory is good that you can still remember many of these moves after all these years. I always wanted to study martial arts as a kid, but it wasn't available in the countryside of the USA back then, so I did wrestling for a number of years. I must admit I think I've forgotten 90% of what I learned back then.

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Wrestling is also martial art. It needs physical strength to practice. I like to watch MMA. Some of the fighters have wrestling style.

Thanks for stopping and hope you will unite with your family soon.

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