Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Class report - Adult Karate - Monday July 31, 2017

Monday 7 . 31 . 17 Adult Karate Class

Supervisor: Sensi Angus Reid 3rd degree black belt
Class Lead : Seth McCabe Ni Kyu 2nd degree brown belt
Attendees: Cheri, Matt, Geona, Lawna, Jordan, John

My Goals is raise the level of the group with Basics, side, thrust and Turning Side.

10 Exercises
10 Each Middle, High, Low and Double Block low n High
10 Vertical Punches

Front Plank, Both side planks increasing to 45 seconds from 30 seconds on last class
Leg lifts 20 lateral up and down, 10 round house, 10 side kick each side
Leg Lifts for inner thigh 20 each leg

Sason Stepping First just holding each side for a minute to adjust and find the honey spot
then moved slowly up and down the room stopping and setting into the stance prior to
stepping forward.  We then added in the reverse punch up and down then finally adding
in the Middle block punch and Low block punch.  (by this time legs were feeling the pain)

Partnered up and did side kick exercise to identify the line of the kick 10 to 15 each leg in and out
with resistance.

 Circled up and performed loose kicks meant for dynamic stretching of legs and leg muscle
preparing them for kicking.  We did crescent, round house and side kicks both sides
moving around the circle.

Training Session one:
Side Kicking with partner back and forth across the room. 
Changing to turning side kick across the room
Each group went back and forth twice for each kick. 

Self Defense:
We broke up into two groups of three.  This exercise we had one person in front with body shield and one
person on the side with a body shield.  The person in the front would approach the defender.  Once they got to a
critical distance a rear leg thrust kick/side kick or Knee was used to ward the attacker.  During this the second attacker advanced
from the side, the defender would spot this attacker and hit them with a turning side kick.  We did this for 10 or so times each
side each person rotating through each position.

Training Session Two:
Geared up and ran across the room back and fourth.  1st I choose a technique for Attacker and defender, Then Angus made up a technique
as well as Cheri.

Lastly we end with a quick round of free sparring trying to incorporate all of the techniques and training we just
went through.

During the entire class Angus and I were observing and teaching.

I felt very good and felt and very good command of the  materials and teaching of them.

I am feeling much more at ease with leading the class.  I thank everyone who has helped with this process.  Truly thank you.

Seth McCabe Ni Kyu

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Test post from Sifu

Hi, if you are seeing this please send me an email    jrroysifu@gmail.com     Thanks!!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday May1st

Had a wonderful qigong walk through the hills of Leyden/Guilford this morning. There are streams most of the walk ('round the block). I stopped for some cultivation qigong  by the main waterfall on Simon Keets Road. It's about half way up the hill.
Breathing in the negatively charged ions from the waterfall and the sound it makes brought be back to the Atlantic Ocean.
Nice conversation with Lenny this morning.....Looking forward to connecting on Thursday Lenny!!
That's it for today....Thanks for checking in.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

World Tai Chi Day April 29, 2017

Hi all,                                                                                                 Sunday 4/30/17
Had a great surprise visit to the World Tai Chi Day yesterday morning. I didn't expect to be back from NSB (New Smyrna Beach) until late on Saturday.
We left NSB at 7am on Thursday and drove to North Carolina, stayed overnight and then was scheduled to stop in New Jersey overnight on Friday, but as we approached NJ I was feeling fine so we cancelled our room and pushed further north.....As time went on it was clear that we were in shooting distance of home ......So we continued onward arriving in Leyden around 8 pm!
It was a real treat to surprise some of you! I so enjoyed visiting, practicing and doing a Round with everyone......So special!
Many thanks to Sensei Jeff and Jason and to Mike and Phil for helping to set it up and Angus for his filming and camera expertise.

Note: If you are currently Staff (regularly teaching a class) or if you've been helping out with teaching in teaching a class this past winter season, please email me (jrroysifu@gmail.com) so we can set up a time to meet. Looking forward to it!!


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Four tricks to avoid training your mind to think negatively! Practice, practice, practice

Four tricks to avoid negativity:
  1. Show thanks: Even for the little things.
  2. Be aware of yourself: Stop yourself in a middle of a complaint. Quit complaining. Awareness is something to be proud of!
  3. Start a new pattern: We can train ourselves to work towards positivity. The more often we consciously remember the good stuff, the easier positivity becomes.
  4. Practice effort: Remind yourself to let go of that which is not helpful and nurture skill and productivity.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Test post from Sifu

Is anyone looking at this Blog these days? I may start using this again along with Face Book.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

J. R. Roy Martial Arts Studio Holiday Party! Saturday December 3rd 10am-1pm

Good morning all,
I would like to cordially invite you and your family and friends to this year's Holiday Party!

J. R. Roy Martial Arts Studio 
 Holiday Party!

Saturday, Dec. 3rd, from 10am-1pm

*Pot Luck (sign-up sheet in hallway) - Please bring your favorite dish to share

*Gift Swap - Bring one wrapped gift for each person that will be participating. Funny is always good!! 

*Games with Sally Ally!!

*Simon Say'z with Sensei Jeff!!

**There is also a sign up sheet in the hallway (speak to or email Sensei Jeff) for helping to set up and tear down.

Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Friday, October 2, 2015

Modern Arnis rank evaluation 9/30/15

Sam - White belt
Sensei Chaisson - Black III
Sifu - Black V
Colleen - Prob. Black best
Luke - Black III
Phil - Black III
Rob - Blue belt
Sensei Kratz - Black III

Monday, May 11, 2015

American Karate System rank evaluation Saturday May 9, 2015

Excellent rank evaluation in the American Karate System this past Saturday. 

Congratulations to all involved.

Black Belt Board (standing l-r):
Mr. Perham, Sensei Chaisson, Sifu Roy, Sensei Milcarek, Sensei Kratz, Sensei Reid 

Students promoted (kneeling l-r):
Mike - Purple Belt w/ honorable mention in sparring
Seth - Green Belt w/ honorable mention overall (basics, kata, self- defense and sparring)
Doug - Blue Belt w/ honorable mention in sparring
Malia - Blue Belt
Cheri - Purple Belt w/ honorable mention in kata
Tristen - Green Belt

Monday, April 20, 2015

From Harvard Health Publication:

"We need careful planning of our movements, decision making, reaction time, and attention," says Brad Manor, PhD, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Mobility and Falls Program at the Harvard-affiliated Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston. "Staying mentally active is very important to avoiding falls."
We depend on several body systems to keep us upright. The inner ear, which senses head motions, has an important role. So does the body's somatosensory system, which relays the feeling of the ground beneath your feet. And, of course, vision tips you off to obstacles around you. The brain takes in all this information, plans out movement, and carries it out. "Balance is a complex system," Manor says. "Especially as we get older, cognition becomes a big part of it."
Manor and his fellow researchers are conducting studies to evaluate the balance benefits of tai chi, a form of exercise that involves moving gently through a series of poses. Tai chi improves balance because it works with both the mind and body.
You could also perform daily "standing balance" exercises. These include repeated moves that involve standing on one leg while gently lifting the other. A personal trainer can also help you learn a balance-improving routine.  
Maintaining mental fitness, remaining physically active, and practicing tai chi, qigong, yoga, or some other mind-body exercise can help you keep your balance and avoid stumbling. But if you do lose your balance, recovering requires muscle power. Power is the ability to exert force quickly — the kind of conditioning an experienced ballroom dancer uses to "push off" during quick steps and returns. Rapid, forceful exercises like hopping and side stepping help to build power. For beginners, classes or trainers are valuable to learn how to exercise for power safely.