2nd Green workout
10x Basic 8
10x Secondary 8
10x Fu Jau Kwa Pau
5x Siu Mui Fa Kune
5x Back Sweep Defense
I wanted to test my knees, so I did a 400m run. It was more of a run / walk. I ran for 200m, walked for 100m and finished up the last 100m with a run. Prior to the run, I stretched my leg muscles and did a few air squats to warm them up a bit. Result, left knee is stressing pain, and left calf muscle a bit tight and experiencing pain too. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d say about a 2 on the knee, and a 3 on the calf. I stretched them out again and proceeded to my kung fu workout.
I started from the bottom of the list of 2nd Green, and found myself not remembering the sets. I tried going through what I remembered and hoped that muscle memory would eventually take over, but to no avail. So, I started at the top of the list. No problem remembering those sets. As I am going through these particular sets, I rediscovered why they are some of my favorites (no wonder I remembered them easily). They are very quick, powerful and effective. Fu Jau means “Tiger Claw”. The tiger represents strength and power, and whenever doing a tiger set or tiger movements, the practitioner should be in an attacking mindset….much like a tiger attacking it’s prey.
Siu Mui Fa is a long set in this rank, but overall not long at all. It has several tiger movements and is a fun set.
Back Sweep Defense involves a lot of knee bending, and my knees weren’t having any of it, especially my left knee. So, I cut the workout short to start recovery.