|Above, Amber's t-shirt showing the front (left) and mine showing the back (right). Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Another item is about to be marked off of my "bucket list",
Amber and I signed up today for some self-defense classes (karate). It has been something I've wanted to do for myself (to get exercise and prolong my life) and for Amber (for self-defense and fitness).
I had my first orientation/evaluation class today and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was admittedly winded following the warm-up calisthenics, but that faded when we got into some defensive techniques. My instructor, a rather attractive brunette, said I did good, especially with my defense block moves (said I was fast). I told her I did take defense classes when I worked armed patrol.
As we are in an initial two-week course, we were given our schedules and t-shirts (pictured above). Once we sign up (and pay) for the full 12-month course, we will be getting our uniforms and equipment.
Our first class is this coming Tuesday night. I am looking forward to it!