Now that I have my diet in order (some 40 days without sugar and still going strong) it is time to get my workouts figured out. I am going back to my T-Tapp workout since they really rehab your body in a gentle way. T-Tapp needs to be a 5 day a week workout to be effective. But, I also need to get regular kata workouts in.
Kata is a problem for me. Some people can do kata and feel when they are doing it wrong. I don't mean getting a movement wrong. I more mean that I can't really feel when my basics, like stances, are wrong. When I used to go into to Saturday open gyms at the dojo, one thing Sensei used to constantly say is that I should not progress to a new kata until I had the first one perfected. I have been thinking a lot about how I can use that piece of advice here at home. So, this is what I came up with....belt testing.
My husband is a black belt and as such, he helps with testing at the dojo. He knows what Sensei is looking for in kata and basics. So, I am going to work on kata here at home starting with the very first kata you get for your white belt. After a while of practising it, I will have my husband basically test it. If he thinks it is up to par then I will go to the next belt's kata. This way I will just slowly but surely work up the belt rankings. My hope is that by the time I get to my ranking (green belt with two stripes) I will have not only have mastered kata and basics but also gotten a lot of weight off. This plan starts today!