Martial Arts

by Vinaya HS on December 31, 2005

in General Stuff

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One of my resolutions for 2006 is to learn martial arts – at least some of it. Since my Fitness One membership comes with a complementary month of Aerobics, Yoga, and Martial Arts, I decided to kick-start my resolution today. Today’s class was scheduled to begin at 09:00. I walked-in to find one guy lecturing a cute girl on the after-effects of martial arts during old age. There were just the three of us in today’s class (the others did not turn up). What follows below are excerpts from the class:


Instructor : “Hi. I am Vinayak.”
Me : “Hi. I am Vinay.”
Instructor : “Vinay, have you taken any classes before?”
Me : “Nope. Today’s the first one.”
Instructor : “Good. Let’s get started.”

09:00 to 09:15

We were made to run around like crazed nomads. All the while the instructor kept shouting, “One…Two…Three…Overtake…Overtake…” (Each count required us to run in a particular fashion.) I managed to beat the other two (who have been attending classes from three weeks). Hah!

09:15 to 09:30

Stretched my body in ways that would put the Kamasutra to shame. Maybe they should rename the class to “Marital Arts.”

09:30 to 10:15

We were taught “Basic defense techniques,” in the form of taking guard to protect your face etc. The instructor demonstrated how vulnerable a person can be to attacks. This was followed by flexibility (excruciating torture, in my case) exercises. After some time the instructor shouted at me, “This is not a bloody dance class! You have to move your hips. Now repeat after me…” I am too exhausted to even move a finger, let alone my hips. Praying to God to fast-forward the clock to 10:15.


Instructor : “I’ll see you guys tomorrow.”
Me : “Thank You God!”

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Raj January 2, 2006 at 10:11 AM

//This is not a bloody dance class!

What? So people don’t move their hips in a dance class?

Just check again. Maybe it is a marital arts class.


Pradeep January 2, 2006 at 10:56 AM

Wishing all the best for the new endeavor. Also expecting good blogs in future…..

raja January 2, 2006 at 6:18 PM

are you going for the next class

Vinaya HS January 4, 2006 at 12:05 PM

Certainly. I want to show the instructor “Who’s BOSS!” Unfortunately, he has a 8-year start on me.

akanksha January 4, 2006 at 3:21 PM

this is the last time i am goin to try and leav a comment on ur blog .. iam not going to try again
i am also gym huntin .. do u kno good ones in frazer town area

anoop January 5, 2006 at 7:52 AM

Next time u point out to him that “This aint a Bloody dance class instead its a Bloody Martial arts class”.hahahaha anyway are u going to the next one.

raja January 11, 2006 at 6:26 PM

You can try shiamak’s dance class. It starts very soon in Jan20 and reg is open. Dance is an interesting exercise. I participated in their dance class last 6 months and also in their winter funk festival on one of the dance on the winterfunk festival(out of 40 groups). I can move my legs better.

VM January 3, 2007 at 8:10 PM

Heyya buddy,

You think martial arts is for fun?? it requires a lot of commitment to continue..but once you learn it you feel far better , you stay fit , gain confidence..

Dont make fun of it..respect you master , no ego here..let him assist you in learning and learn with will sure enjoy it..

Take care..

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