Tonight was great. I got to show two kids how to do rolls. Got to be the mean red belt to the kids class for a bit. Made them fix their belts for being tied wrong. Fix they're stances for being wrong. Ok not that mean really. Well maybe to the kid that had his tooth come out. The same one that hit his head on the floor in the last class of 2008. Made him do push ups, but that was because he didn't bow in our out.
Adult class I actually got it started at 7. all 4 of us that were there on time. Quick set of jumping jacks, then some quick mobility exercises. Then we got serious. I broke out the Combat Sports Fit Deck. The newest white belt hated me by the time we were done. We did half the deck, 10 cards, but I left the repeat cards in. Then we did lots of kicks and things, after more jumping jacks. 2 sets of 10 push ups. The 7th gup (orange belt) said those were easy, so later our next set was 30. I nailed them all...
Then during our second water break, one of the masters said now that we're all tired we should get the cards out. I handed him combat sports. He shuffled them, had three green belts (4th, 5th and a 6th gup) each draw one. Don't remember now, but one was double the next card. SO much fun. But my back hurts now.
I stumbled through O Dan but knew all the motions. Then walked through Bassai a few times. Then switched out with a black belt so he could work his forms, and I worked with a different master to teach forms to the rest of the class. I feel bad about getting one on one forms instruction, but there are no other red belts (3rd, 2nd (my rank) or 1st gups) in the class.
Talked to the one master after class. He wants to add more physical requirements to the tests. Because the club is a charity club, none of the instructors get paid, but don't have to pay for the classes, I'll get a couple of fit decks for them. Body weight, stretch, combat sports, fire fighter (we have 5lbs dumb bells, and will probably get heavier ones later for the adult class) and Navy Seal (Just for the push ups).