Last September 11, 2004, I won 2nd place in the 10th Annual San Diego Taekwondo Championship. And I wanted to compete again this coming September, but with all the work I do now, in and out of the office, I haven’t been practicing much, slowed down, gained weight, and easily gets tired.
Since August 1, 2005, I have been doing some self-training, a crash cardio workout, crash weight training, and crash flexibility workout and plan to do this up to the 15th of August on every other day. The remaining part of August will be the actual training at the Taekwondo school under Master Won Kee Min, while still doing the same crash fitness course. If I feel good in September, I’ll compete again. If not, I might just watch.
Last Friday, I did some cardio workouts, worked on the punching bag and did some weight training and ended with some cardio again as my cool down. While on the treadmill for my last run, I saw Sergei. One of the Russian friends I have at the Taekwondo school, he just came to start his workout.
While running he had all sorts of stories, his career life and mine. Then he told me if I want to do some no-contact sparring, and of course I said yes. After an hour of doing that, we talked about Taekwondo in the US, in the Philippines and in Russia. His Taekwondo in Russia had many similarities to the Taekwondo training I got in the Philippines. Which is very far from how Taekwondo is here in the United States. I will not explain the differences anymore since I think I already posted two stories in the past about that already.