Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wonder how long will I last...


Karate anyone? Never in my life I ever thought that one day I'd be a karate kid, or rather karate-mom. But today is D day. Following one of my impulses has landed me this. It was a mixed feeling before I started the class. My practical side said that I have to go on with it, since my two kids are doing it as well. That way I could be their motivating factor. Plus a family package of 3 people entitles us to a 20% discount each session. On the other hand, my emotional side kept discouraging me.

At the very last minute I had cold feet. I felt sort of embarrassed, thinking "what if I were the only adult there..." or "what if I couldn't follow the movements...". But the karate instructor solved the problem for me. He put me in the next session that's mainly composed of adults. I didn't even have the time to reconsider. Upon finishing their training, I sent the kids home and barely made it back to my session. I wouldn't have had the time to cancel even if I intended to.

So, on I went, this one clumsy mom. And before I knew it, I was enjoying myself like I never did before! True that I might have been a bit clumsy, blame it on my age, but the exercise was so smoothly conducted that I felt like I was doing every movement right. I even thought for a while that it was just like dancing, all rhythm and beat, only a bit tougher...

One thing for sure, I let the child in me out. It was a wonderful feeling to be able to punch and kick the instructor :) I should have done this years and years ago, when the body was still ten times swifter and more agile. But then again, some people are just late bloomers, I supposed.

I do wonder how long will I last...

4 comments:

Plain Jane on April 21, 2009 at 9:38 PM said...

hang in there, ver! which club did u join?

vpa73 on April 22, 2009 at 10:00 AM said...

A bit weird, isn't it? The club is called karate gujo. They happen to be starting a new branch here, within walking distance frm home...

Plain Jane on April 22, 2009 at 11:47 AM said...

:-) very good. Josh ikut lah? :)

vpa73 on April 22, 2009 at 8:59 PM said...

nope...only me and the two :-)

 

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