Spaghetti arms.

Posted Fri Oct 07, 2005, 10:11 AM by Tracy

I’m able to train again, now that I don’t have a brain tumor headache and I’m caught up at work. I took last week off from training to stay late at work.

Sifu changed the class schedule so it’s easier now for me to get to class at a decent time. He didn’t do it just for me, but it’s so nice to not have to rush and stress.

Thursday nights are being taught by black belts. I was a teensy bit late for the warm-up, so the black belt teaching had me do 20 push-ups, 20 v-ups, 20 push-ups, 20 v-ups to warm up.

I don’t do push-ups so much anymore. Now my arms feel like limp spaghetti.

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Mo Duk Pai kung fu is a modern American eclectic system of martial arts, combining hard- and soft-style techniques Mo Duk Pai, which translates to “Martial Ethical Way”, was founded by Professor Frederick D. King. For more information, to see photos or inquire about training, visit the Mo Duk Pai web site, which I also maintain. I have been training since 1996 and currently hold the rank of brown-black sash.

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Sifu (pr. see-foo [Cantonese] or shur-foo [Mandarin]) is a Chinese term for Teacher. It also carries the connotation of Father (teacher-father), referring to a tradition of teaching martial arts within the family, as well as being a title of respect. In America the title sifu is given to both men and women. In Mo Duk Pai the title is awarded to 2nd degree black belts at their teacher’s discretion.

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