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Sun is shining

The sun is shining, the weather is sweet
make you want to move, your dancing feet
but to the rescue, 'ere I am...


That song has been in my mind all the day so I finally played it for myself. The sun has literally come to the rescue of my sanity. The holidays were really wet in SF and combined with much celebrating it left me feeling gloomy. But the last in a series of storms passed last night, so I'm able to ride my bicycle again and generally be outside more.

My new year's resolution is to get in a fight, preferrably in some organized sparring event or competition. Not getting my assed kicked I figure would be a good incentive to get in shape and to improve my kung fu. I'm planning on checking out an open sparring night as soon as this friday, and another on saturday.

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burr86
Jan. 4th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
you wanted a fight...
YOU WANNA START SOMETHING? YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME? HUH? HUH?
henrylyne
Jan. 5th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
Re: you wanted a fight...
Like the talking monkey says - Bring it on!
burr86
Jan. 5th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
Re: you wanted a fight...
*thumps chest*

*hurts self*

Well, shit.
kevink
Jan. 5th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
I love it. I'm out of town this weekend and next, but would like to see you get in a fight.
coffeechica
Jan. 5th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
I want the sun back! The 7 day forecast right now is quite depressing.

Are you planning to spar on Friday, or just watch? (How does one jump into something like that? Do you need to be a registered sparrer or is it like open mic night where anybody can walk up and get pummelled? I have many questions.)
henrylyne
Jan. 5th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
Well, I wasn't planning on sparring on friday but Jasan(the sifu at my sister school in oakland) convinced me it is best to just jump in and figure out my strengths and weaknesses. This open sparring night happens once a month and is called First Friday's and apparently all the people are pretty cool. Pretty much everyone in my shoes worries that we're going to end up with some asshole who is trying to prove their a badass and get all macho and/or lose their temper.

I think how it works is that you decide the rules you want to fight by and then find someone else who is willing to fight by the same rules. You can agree on intensity, level of contact, ground-fighting or not, takedowns or not and what sort of attacks and parts of your body are off limits. Most mixed martial arts fights like cage and pride fighting have some rules to protect people from serious injury and to also make the fights more interesting.

On saturday the sparring session is being organized by someone in my class and will have mostly people I know there. That should be fun as I'll be on more familiar ground.
technopatra
Jan. 5th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Pictures!!
burr86
Jan. 6th, 2006 10:18 am (UTC)
Yes!
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