Mav (chrismaverick) wrote,

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on getting ready to rumble...

Spent the day doing laundry, dishes and working on some of the fundamentals from wrestling class last week. Notably kippups. A basic kippup is when you're laying on your back and you roll to your shoulders and spring into the air and back to your feet. Several characters in the video game Tekken do this. One of the two kippups that the class learned before I joined I had joined (the basic kippup) I had learned in the course of martial arts training years and years ago. Unfortunately, back then I was a lot lighter, less muscular in my upper body, and more flexible. My body works differently now. So on the days since the last class, I have spent my spare time practicing the basic kippup. As of today, I think I have it down pretty well again. Today, I started working on the rolling kippup (sommersalt from a stand and then when your shoulders touch the ground bouncing to your feet). Was never able to do that before (had never even tried before last week) but as of about 20 minutes ago, I can now get that. Not consistently, and it ain't pretty yet. But I think its a pretty nice accomplishment. Looking forward to class tonight. I'm supposed to go early because apparently they want to take pictures of my class for the website. I feel like I'm on my way now. Hmmm, should I have some brand new scary wrestling name or is Chris Maverick sufficiently wrestling sounding enough?

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