Kicks, Kicks and More Kicks!

July 26, 2017

Posted: February 8, 2017, 2:47pm

I came across a very interesting club at the involvement fair last week. I was interested in being a part of it and on speaking with the representative of that club, I got to know that they welcomed beginners and that it would be a lot of fun.

It was the Taekwondo club at USC. I was excited as it would be a good hobby to pursue.

They have classes thrice a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Since I am a beginner and not very flexible, I wasn’t good at any of the kicks that were taught in my first class. But with time, I am sure I will get better.

We started off the warm-up with jogging followed by stretching exercises. Then we proceeded to practice some kicks. I learned three types of kicks that day – Ap Chagi (Front Kick), Yeop Chagi (Side Kick) and Naeryeo Chagi (Downward Kick). After practicing each of the kicks, we practiced a combination of all the three kicks. Then, we played a small game where we were paired up and had to tap the opponent’s shoulder for a point. Whoever lost had to do 15 push-ups. Since it was my first class, I lost to all my opponents and had to do 60 pushups but could do only 45, which I think is still a lot for the first day! 😛

Day one was overwhelming for me and I got tired fast. I woke up the next day with all my muscles aching. That happens to anyone who suddenly exercises or works out a lot after a long time. However, I am going to continue to practice so that I get better with every class. I have been to one class so far and am eager for the next one. After all, as the saying goes, ‘No Pain, No Gain’.


Published on July 26th, 2017

Last updated on August 10th, 2017