Category Archives: Black Belt Prep

This is for students who are attending Black Belt Prep Class at Denny Strecker’s Karate to journal their experience.

3 people at fight club

Last Saturday only three actually made it fight club because everyone was either fighting sickness or was busy. Since it was only three of us, Sam, Tim, and I did a three minute round. Where it was two on one and switching every minute on who would be that fighting who. The first minute it…

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Satori with the family

During spring break, I had a whole bunch of my cousins over. Also my dad was in town. Even though it was break I had still had to do my satori challenges. Which is a daily workout on my tablet and is apart of black black camp. Since my family was over I decided to…

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Easter kindness

On Easter Sunday, many of my family members on my moms side came over. Including my pregnant aunt. Since she can barely put on her shoes by herself  I decided to help her with anything she needed. At the same time celebrating Easter with my cousins and walking to the park. Therefore, I manged to…

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Hyper fight club….

Saturday, during fight club, we worked on countering side kicks and any attack with side kicks and getting distance between us and the attacker. We started with our warm up. Which includes jogging up and down the mat, jumping jacks down the mats, skip side kicks,and finally some stretching. Then, we worked on getting distanced…

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Acts of Kindness – Francesca

On Friday, my friend and I went to partridge mall to see the movie Insergent. We decided to go about 2 hours early and walk around. As we were walking around, we decided it would be great if we went around giving honest compliments to strangers. All of them being 100% true. Also, my favorite part…

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Sparring against more than one

Tuesday (I think), Sam and I had to go against I don’t know the exact number but we had to go against a couple of adults in sparring. First Sam and I started out back to back and then everyone just started attacking us. I’ll admit we should’ve worked more of a team especially against…

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Being a good sport

On Wednesday (3/11/15) I learned that everyone makes mistakes and its your choice whether to be a good or bad sport about it. Also that sometimes you are going to get you butt kicked, either if it’s a real fight or in sparring, but you can always learn from it. Me personally, I think you…

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Trying something new

Can you imagine fighting someone and only having use of one arm while your dominate hand is tied behind you back? Or how about both of your legs being tied together? Well last Saturday during fight club, Sam and I had to do exactly that.(a/n Not hand and leg at the same time because that…

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Lesson number uno

Yes, black belt prep is pretty hard especially with getting reps in and the 300 acts of kindness,but What really makes everything doable is having a great foundation of people willing to help with my journey to black belt. Black belt prep made me realize that there’s so many people willing to take time out…

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Fight club last Saturday

Have you ever done push-ups with hand gear on? It’s not as easy as it looks. At fight club on Saturday, we had to do push-ups, punches,and elbows. Whatever amount of push-ups we did, we had to do the same amount of strikes ( elbows and/or punches). You could either do sets of 5, 7,…

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