Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Bogu Kumite Video

If you are interested in seeing the not very pretty sight of me being totally overwhelmed in my first bogu kumite match from last night, you can view a portion of it here. Also on that web page there's a very good description of the whole point of using the bogu gear and how it applies to karate (and even zen). I'm not sure how long the video will remain on that web page - the web site gets updated fairly often - so if it's no longer there when you take a look, sorry.

Oh, and in case you can't pick me out in the video, I'm the person who is constantly being hit and who keeps backing up.


Berna said...

Cool, you can make your own Karate Kid movie. I'm guessing that learning to get hit is a major part of karate, like boxing, so it's still progress.

Now that you know what to expect, I'm sure you'll kick more butt next time!

JD said...

I watched this a few times. First reaction: Ouch. Second reaction: Kind of laughing at you getting walloped. (Sorry, it my inner 8-year-old.) Third reaction: Wondering how good you'll have to be to fend that off with any grace. Or I guess the point is it isn't graceful. Keep us posted!