Punches, kicks and protien bars....oh my!

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    Punches, kicks and protien bars....oh my!

    Hiya!
    So I got the idea of starting a more permanent thread from Redline since I'm not here for badges and tend to go from one thing to the next depending on my needs. I'm just here to gain awesomeness. As much as I can!

    I began darebee a bit over a year ago. Prior to that I really was not very active. After Damer suggesting that I do Fighters Codex I fell in love with fighting!
    I began Muay Thai 9 months ago. My goals are to be able to do a turnament and a few fights.
    I use darebee for my strength and conditioning.

    As of now I go to Muay Thai class 6 times a week. A private lesson once a week. Kickboxing (for conditioning ) twice a week.
    Then at home I do heavy bag work for strength training and I'm doing the upper body plus challenge and advanced Ab challenge for little extra.
    I also do alot leg strengthing as I have a completely torn ACL . I have some exercises for balancing and then I do the leg day work out from here once a week.

    So I will use this thread to post my progress and share my journey. Maybe it will help someone and it will for sure encourage me.
    For progress I'll try to post sparing videos like I did in my last thread. That's where I am trying to improve and that's what will measure my progress accurately.

    Hope everyone is doing great!
    Cheers!

    #2
    Originally posted by Candace View Post
    I'm just here to gain awesomeness. As much as I can!


    That is an awesome goal! And we are here to cheer you on and maybe "steal" some of the techniques you show and share with us....well.....who am I kidding....I will steal all of it

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      #3
      I'm looking forward to watching your sparring videos as well.

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        #4
        Candace you sure have fallen deeply in love with Muay Thai. As a curiosity of mine, did you have previous martial experience ? Your dears must be supportive for sure. in any case very compliments for your motivation to reach your goals. Eager to read more about you and your journey.

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          #5
          xingyiquan
          No, I have not had previous MA training. The first punch I ever threw was in Fighters Codex.

          Yes I so love Muay Thai. I love the way it challenges me physically and mentally. It really makes me dig down deep and pull out strength I didn't even know I had or could have! It is frustrating and rewarding! Some days I want to cry other days I feel like a rock star!

          Your dears must be supportive for sure.
          By Dears I think you mean family? Yes, they are very supportive. My son does Muay Thai in the same school as me and my daughter will start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu there in a few months. My husband comes to all my evening classes with me. To be honest my school (Easton Training Center) has become like family to us. We all love being around everyone there.

          in any case very compliments for your motivation to reach your goals. Eager to read more about you and your journey.
          Thank you so much! I am eager to share my journey here!
          Last edited by Candace; March 25th, 2016, 05:12 PM.

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            #6
            Today is the toughest day of the week! I have 2 Muay Thai Classes, kickboxing and then some very serious stretching.
            So far I have had one class and am already low on energy.
            We did Thai pad work which is exhausting. Being the Pad holder takes skill that I am still trying to acquire. Already both arms are bruised.
            I do like kicking and hitting them though.

            Yesterday at my private lesson we are working head movement. Trying to became more unpredictable. So she had me shadow box with out throwing any strikes just doing head movement and foot work. VERY awkward.....
            She literally told me to just let go and get weird....Oh god that didn't help talk about stepping out of comfort zone!!
            So today I tried it out and I still have a hard time making it all go together smoothly. I ended up slipping into some punches. again....... (already have one black eye form that mistake)
            But I guess that is part of it. You have to keep trying and making mistakes before you ever get better. It is tempting to just go back to what I am comfortable doing and what I already am good at but then I will never grow. So ...
            awkward movements and black eyes here I come

            leaving all my pride at the door and remember to showcase the heart!

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              #7
              Candace thanks for sharing openly. Very cool indeed specially since many people make themselves issues to have new passions once adult. Can't imagine what it is in this field since I practice martial arts since I am a little kid within the familly and outside so it is difficult to imagine for me 😊. In any case I am impressed by what you gave to see from your skills. Thumbs up

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                #8
                Originally posted by Candace View Post
                So today I tried it out and I still have a hard time making it all go together smoothly. I ended up slipping into some punches. again....... (already have one black eye form that mistake)
                Do you mean you gave YOURSELF a black eye?!?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Frezdesboas View Post
                  Do you mean you gave YOURSELF a black eye?!?
                  LOL no. But that's something I could be capable of!
                  The person I was sparring with did. I miss timed his punch while trying to slip it and pretty much ran my eye into his fist. It hit on eye brow so it bruised nicely.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Candace View Post
                    leaving all my pride at the door and remember to showcase the heart!
                    Very nice quote!
                    And I totally dig the fact your school is now like an extension of your home. The atmosphere must be really friendly there. That's also what I love about the dojo I go to.

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                      #11
                      That punch just jumped right out in front of you, eh, Candace?

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                        #12
                        Naaah, Rogue. She was just cleaning her fist, and all of a sudden, the punch threw itself.

                        Poor Candace ! If that's any comfort, I sometimes also duck "into" punches instead of away from them. Which is bad. It still hasn't earned me a black eye, though...

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                          #13
                          Yes Rogue in fact it did! And I decided to meet it in the middle

                          Redline Yes, I think most people walk away with less "injuries" then me


                          anyways..
                          so last night was brutal and awesome. Fist I sparred with a girl that I have never seen before. she ended up being someone who has competed in Muay Thai and has been doing it for 10 years.
                          After class she told me that I did really well and was surprised that I have only been doing Muay Thai for about 9 months. Funny because I was not really feeling my best last night. So that is pretty cool!

                          the Kickboxing class was pretty small so the teacher (Fernando) had us do some more Thai Pad work. He gave us the combo to work on the bag then would call us one by one to do it on the Thai Pads.
                          One combo was Jab-cross-hook-cross switch kick. well I have a habit of throwing my regular kick out when I throw a cross....so when he held the pads for me I totally threw my regular kick by mistake which means I threw ,a hard as I could kick, not to the pad but to his bare side. Oh Sh*t! and when I get nervous I laugh. I was laughing hysterically while trying to sincerely apologize! He kinda made a funny noise and said he wasn't expecting that so it kinda stings. .....Now I am almost doubled over!


                          when I calmed down he just said "do it again but do it right"

                          I will never forget the look on his face! I do not know if it was a shocked "sh*t that hurt" or a "Did she really just freaking kick me?!"

                          Afterwards he told me that it was not a bad habit to have. He was just glad it was not a head kick.

                          by the time I got to the stretching though I began cramping in my foot on the splits. Then on the open leg stretch I started cramping in my quads. then I was shaking. I had to sit out. I think I might have over done it yesterday a bit. Fernando said it was probably my body screaming "enough already!"
                          so today I am not doing anything except helping my son drill and tomorrow I will call it a rests day.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Candace View Post
                            ....so when he held the pads for me I totally threw my regular kick by mistake which means I threw ,a hard as I could kick, not to the pad but to his bare side. Oh Sh*t! and when I get nervous I laugh. I was laughing hysterically while trying to sincerely apologize! He kinda made a funny noise and said he wasn't expecting that so it kinda stings. .....Now I am almost doubled over!
                            oh my god! Poor Fernando! I never want to hold pads for you

                            But your sparring with the advanced girl sounds awesome! you are doing amazing!

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Candace View Post
                              Afterwards he told me that it was not a bad habit to have. He was just glad it was not a head kick.
                              Indeed, lucky him

                              You really are a quick learner. I guess nobody who sees you spar for the first time would think that you only started 9 month ago

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