Just a quick update to let my few readers know that I’ve been given the ‘green light’ from the Physio, I’ve moved on from RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) to MICE (Movement, Ice….) And I’ve been authorised to do some light stretching today too. Seiza is still beyond me, but another day or so and I’ll be 100% fit… ok, maybe 99.9% fit.
It’s been an eye opener being on crutches when out and about, I know people are trying to be helpful but some naturally assume that you can’t quite manage to open doors etc… or wait your turn at queues. It became quite frustrating so I quickly returned the crutches and made do with limping along everywhere instead… One of the England squad suggested that I practise the famous Karate Kid crane kick (see vid)
But instead, I was reminded of the equally famous (In Britain at least) Monty Python comedy sketch ‘The Black Knight’… One of the most memorable scenes from the Python library… ‘it’s only a flesh wound…!’
This video clip is NOT SUITABLE for younger viewers:
The parents (who are also instructors at our Karate club) are on holiday this week so it was always going to be a busy last week in England. Mr Vince has been a great help this week despite being full of the dreaded MAN-FLU, he’s been helping at all the classes and it’s much appreciated. Amy has been a superstar this week too. She was already working everyday this week, and then she would have been training in between. She’s managed to change all of her shifts at work to early morning shifts to lead our Karate classes each evening. This isn’t the ideal situation as Amy’s now on the go almost non stop from 7am until 9pm each day.
Now, I need to start packing and sort out my ITunes playlists…
This short video in the Men’s Open Weight shows how my first ever entry into the Wado World Cup may have come to a startling halt before it even begins due to this short fight. It took place yesterday at the South Yorkshire Open Championships. This competition was supposed to be a last minute ‘check up’ competition to see how the final preparations for Japan are going, and to get some ‘builds’ to work on for the big event in two weeks time. I didn’t expect a trip to A & E (Accident & Emergency).
I can’t actually straighten my leg at the minute and I’m on crutches, but I’m feeling optimistic. I’ve got a great team of physio’s behind me and Amy is making me cups of tea so I’ll be fighting fit in a few days…
…now for the fight analysis.