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singularity6
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:04 am    Post subject: Forms on the Beach Reply with quote

It was quite warm yesterday - about 83 degrees Fahrenheit. Since I teach or a living, I got to go to the beach yesterday! I went to Portage Point on Lake Michigan, which is about a 20 minute drive, then a 5-10 minute walk to get to. The reason I chose this point, is because I knew it'd be relatively secluded. Most other beaches in the area would be crowded on a day like yesterday.

At any rate, I found an area that was just big enough for me to do my forms. The ground was quite uneven, and the sand shifts as you step. It really worked my balance! I also got quite sunburned.

Has anyone else had the opportunity to do forms on a beach? If not, I'd highly recommend seeking it out!

Here are pictures of where I was. I was alone, so no proof I really did my forms, here.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/suGKtmbAZl2s8Ixm1

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fADfiGbsAVf9frbH3

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3LGc7qJ6vkGvAS6v2
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Capoeira is usually practiced on the beach.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xGvmo7j7XhY
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JR 137
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We just had our annual beach training on Saturday. A few pics of me from our dojo's Facebook page...

Bulltahr "liked" this one. I wonder if he knew it was me Taikyoku II kata...

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1473099152733968&id=346940395349855&set=pcb.1473099342733949&source=49&refid=13

Taikyoku I...

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1473099142733969&id=346940395349855&set=pcb.1473099342733949&source=49&refid=13
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singularity6
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JR 137 wrote:
We just had our annual beach training on Saturday. A few pics of me from our dojo's Facebook page...

Bulltahr "liked" this one. I wonder if he knew it was me Taikyoku II kata...

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1473099152733968&id=346940395349855&set=pcb.1473099342733949&source=49&refid=13

Taikyoku I...

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1473099142733969&id=346940395349855&set=pcb.1473099342733949&source=49&refid=13


Heh, my dad used to do a lot of work out at a plant (BASF?) in Rensselaer. Nice pics, by the way. Looks fun!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doing forms on the beach; why the beach?

Perhaps forms and katas could be practiced at a meditative state.

Using your breath and movements coinciding with the sound of water, splashing gently on the shore.

Katas can be practiced on a spiritual level and not just for combat purposes.

There is also the connecting with nature with the ground being wet sand, that can be squeezed with the use of toes, not possible to do in a dojo or on a concrete floor.

Cherish the moments doing katas on the beach, high up on a mountain and in a field of wild flowers; no two katas you practice can ever be the same, for a thousand different reasons.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No beach. Landlocked in Kansas. Oh, woe is me!
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LLLEARNER
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bushido_man96 wrote:
No beach. Landlocked in Kansas. Oh, woe is me!


Forms on the prairie? Maybe with tornados in the background as a distraction?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LLLEARNER wrote:
bushido_man96 wrote:
No beach. Landlocked in Kansas. Oh, woe is me!


Forms on the prairie? Maybe with tornados in the background as a distraction?


Yeah, that's ok. But I have to leave my shoes on, and usually train in pants, because some of the taller grasses and weeds can be quite irritating.

Tornadoes don't bother me. I often have to go looking for them for work.
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singularity6
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LLLEARNER wrote:
bushido_man96 wrote:
No beach. Landlocked in Kansas. Oh, woe is me!


Forms on the prairie? Maybe with tornados in the background as a distraction?


LOL! Little Forms on the Prairie! Watch for prairie dog holes, too.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, those will break ankles.
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