Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog, today’s blog is going to be on my continued inspiration on doing kickboxing and the people that guided me to get involved with martial arts in the first place along with the process being carried out in my very own words, so grab a snack ?/drink ☕️ and get comfortable ?, because this blog post will be inspiring for you to do. ?
(DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored blog post. This blog post is truly based on the second part on how I got into martial arts in the first place and the people who motivated me altogether.)
After I finished off the trial session, me and my mum went back home and we discussed about doing kickboxing as a hobby, we talked about it for a while and on that day, I decided to go for it. My very first session was on 16th October 2002 and I was feeling nervous about starting my training at the kickboxing club. I was even given a uniform in order to start the session with the other students.
As I got into the session, the instructor gathers everyone on the dojo matts, lining them up from one end to the other end and I was in the middle slightly to the left side of the room where all the beginners are training at the same time. They started the session by getting their position, which was raising their arms up and their fists clinched ready to bow in order to start the training session by moving our heads up and down and continued with the warm up from the top of the body until we get to the body.
During the training session that they tell you on what you are going to learn for the session, sometimes it can be from grading techniques to sparring or it can even be a circuit session, for those who don’t know on what a circuit is: it’s basically you go on either a gym equipment being provided and do the workout that was given by the instructor or you go on the punching bag and practice some techniques and combinations on the bag for 1-2 mins, afterwards we then go and change places until we went back to where we started from the circuit training.
We have to do the moves and the techniques that were within the session and continued with it until we finished it with some stretching, but with less stretches that will ease off the hardworking training session. Throughout my kickboxing journey, I’ve met so many amazing people that helped me and guided throughout the process, from teaching me the basics to becoming a good referee as well as becoming a respective individual and guiding others to do the same thing too and all of this came down to one person who was there for me ever since I started training and he saw a potential in me and believed that I can achieve my goals and guided me on what needs to be done and this person is Sensei Dev Barretts.
“Nothing is impossible. Even the word itself says I’m possible”Jackie Chan
For all the years that Sensei Dev has taught for me and to all of his students that have been training with him or used to be trained by Sensei Dev from his kickboxing club and he has changed so many lives inside and outside of the kickboxing club, he inspired us all to keep the motivation alive and gave us the strength that we needed in order to keep the passion, the fitness regime and the determination alive in order for all of us as a community to stay strong and keep thriving for success and for all of his hard work, I want to thank you Sensei Dev for being there for me and continuing to inspire others to achieve their goals too.
Thank you Sensei Dev OSS ???
If you want to find out further more information about joining an ECKA club or to find out on what the instructors have been doing, go to www.ecka.co.uk and on there you can find out everything on what they do and you can even find an instructor in your area (depending on the location of the area where you live) and you can even find out the latest events and updates as well as finding out your kickboxing group within your area.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read on my continued inspirational journey on doing kickboxing, I’m so sorry about the blog being too long. Stay tuned for the next post and tell me if you were to take on any sport or a hobby to do in life that you always wanted to do what would it be and why? Leave a comment below I would love to read what they are oh and don’t forget to spread the word out about my blog as well. ???