Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog and today’s blog is going to be on my early inspiration on doing kickboxing and the people who inspired me to get involved with martial arts in the first place along with beginning part of the process so grab a snack ?/ drink ?and get comfortable ?, because this blog post will get you motivated to do more.
I started doing kickboxing when I was 11 yrs old and you’re probably wondering what inspired me to do kickboxing and my passion for martial arts in the first place? Well I was at home watching martial artists like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung on TV (I know I shouldn’t be watching TV, but that’s what I did growing up ?) while I was watching them doing martial arts on the screen, I was amazed on what they can do along with the talent and the inspiration behind them is so remarkable that inspired me to do martial arts in the first place ?. Along with watching people doing martial arts on TV, there was also a kickboxing club that was right across the street where I lived as well.
I said to my mum “why don’t I try doing kickboxing?” My mum responded back by saying “ok, but where are you gong to do it at?” My reply back to her was “There’s a kickboxing club right across the street where we live from us.” At that point, my mum and I agreed to go for a trial session on doing kickboxing after watching a session on them from the previous day and was being able to speak to the instructor on getting to know me and my mum as well on what got me inspired to do it from the beginning, my mum also told him that I have mild autism. (Check out the my life being autistic blog)
“Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.”Bruce Lee
I came in the next day later with my mum and went on for the trial session at the kickboxing club and they start it off by doing some stretching on the dojo matts, it starts from the top and working our way down to the bottom of the feet, they made us do some leg swings from the back leg with the right leg first and then switch your stunts round and repeating the same thing again with the other leg and then the main instructor comes in and checks in with us to see how we got along and tells us to remove our jewellery off and of course little fashionista me, I was literally taking all my jewellery off and there was so much of it that my mum had to put out both her hands out and collect the jewellery on there and the instructor said to me “What’s your name?” I replied back “Arveena” he even replied back by saying “I’ve never seen anyone wear so much jewellery in my life.”
After taking off the jewellery, we went back on the dojo matts and continued with the trial session by doing some basic techniques and going through the combinations that we learnt earlier within the session like the snap punch, reverse punch, front kick and the roundhouse kick. We went through the techniques by going up to 10 and again switching stunts as well as repeating it again on the other side and made us do some sparring using the techniques that we learned from previously onwards within the session. After completing the workout session, we finished it off with some simple stretches, wrist movements and finished off the session by bowing to the main instructor.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read on my beginning inspirational journey on doing kickboxing, I’m so sorry about the blog being too long and stay tuned for the next post which will be coming up soon and don’t forget to leave a comment below on my blog and spread the word out about it too. ???