Sunday, May 15, 2011

Karate & Stuff

I went to a karate tournament! I feel like I did pretty well all things considered. The things to be considered in this case are:
1) I am 34 weeks pregnant. Standing up from the couch is an ordeal.
2) I have only been doing this style of karate for a year, and am a white belt in it.
3) Since I have a black belt in a different style, I was in the black belt division and so I did kata from my old style.
4) I haven't practiced these kata in earnest with guidance from people who know them for over a year.
5) They are unfamiliar to the people judging me.
6) I had to sort of modify the bowing and kiai yelling and stuff to try to fit in with their style and it was weird.

There were 3 people total in the black belt women's division for weapons and empty-hand kata. I got 2nd in weapons and 3rd in kata. Woo!

Here's a video. Well, most of a video. Yeah.

Also yesterday, the wonderful people at knit night had a baby shower for me! They are so awesome and I am so glad I found such a great group of people to hang out with!!!

Here's what I look like at 34 weeks:
34 weeks


Kaitlin said...

You kick SO MUCH ASS! The fact you're so gracefully doing your thang is amazing, given how you're probably feeling! Good for you, I'm in awe.

Seriously. Awesome.

RadioactiveUnicorn said...

Aww, thank you!! I feel so, so lucky that I've been able to keep doing karate, albeit in a much more chilled out way than normal.