DOES KATA ACTUALLY WORK?
Our personal take on the topic, as part of our kuntao series! The good, the bad and everything in between.
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I sorta snuck this photo of Paris Alexander on my first day back in any gym after arm surgery, earlier this year. I was a guest, but some folks remembered me. Paris definitely did. There was a member with a tripod that day, taking sportscam videos of himself training, so it’s not as if the gym in any way discouraged photography or filming. He wasn’t in anyone’s way or getting in anyone’s face. I think Paris saw me taking a surreptitious selfie and let me nab this shot of him, from ringside, between the ropes. Then again, he always has impeccable posture and so much swag. This is the way he naturally leans on a quiet afternoon. I could have asked him for a proper pic. I’ve seen him whip out 8x10s and autograph them for students before. He asked about my arm, listened to me blab for far too long and with genuine concern, care, and encouragement. He was the first coach I saw in person after having my hand casted and he was so utterly perfect about it. 🍀🙏🏽🥊👑
Paris was in a bicycle accident. He’s in San Francisco General Hospital right now. There is an online fundraiser at GoFundMe.com, “Paris Alexander’s Rehab and Medical.” You can also donate in-person at Rise Combat Sports on South Van Ness.
That’s right! We now have a striking program kicking off October 1st! Classes will be held every Monday evening at 6:30pm after the fundamentals. The primary focus will be technique and drilling. See you there!
No gym no problem! Yes I popped the top off the broom, well unscrewed haha. Sometimes you just have to get innovative ! Exercises like these really help you perfect your form . It’s always good to take time to go back to the basics ! If you shake, that’s fine ! As long as you just keep pushing, it’s all good 💪🏽☺️
•Overhead squats | 3x10
•Pulsating lunges into single leg deadlifts | 3x10
•Reach and twist | 3x10
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