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    Default First Class.

    What did you learn during your first class?
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    I don't remember....we certainly didn't cover belt tying 101 tho....I figured it out by the time I got to Adv. White tho LOL

    Actually, I believe we learned Delayed Sword and Alternating maces. I remember really hamming it up as the attacker when I played Uke with the other n00bs
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    I was taught Blocking set 1, short 1, Delayed sword, alternating maces, and sword of destruction. I had 2 private lessons before being in the group class. He wanted everyone to have a little of everything to be able to stay for a 1 hr. beginner class.

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    I don't remember either. I was about 11 at the time, but I remember wearing these goofy green sweats with yellow stripes down the leg that were just a little too short and I felt like the biggest geek in the world.

    I remember standing in a horse stance, (or what passed for a horse stance) feeling incredibly stupid.

    Keeping that feeling in mind, I always tell new students: If you feel really stupid in your stance and you're incredibly uncomfortable, then you're probably doing it right.

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    I learned the horse stance, twist punch, inward lock, front kick, and Salutation. We did many, many reps of each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    What did you learn during your first class?
    Star Block, front and roundhouse kick and Obscure Wing
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    I learned horse stance, the different bows, hand positioning, our creed and a little history of Kenpo. All of that after having signed my life away saying I didn't care if I got hurt.
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    Delayed Sword.

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    It's kind of hazy but I think I learned the bow stances (neutral, forward, and reverse) Blocking/Star Set 1, Delayed Sword, Crossed Branches, and Sword of Destruction.
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    Since I started off in an off-shoot of Kenpo, I learned a variation of Obscure Wing.

    It was hilarious. I was 10 years of age, and in my first class, I was taught to grab, squeeze, and rip the groin....ouch...I thought I was a NINJA after the first class, LOL.

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    I must have been a slow learner. Front and back stance, punch, front kick, maybe side or round kick.

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    If I remember correctly:

    1) How to tie our belt (which I forgot by the next class & needed help with again LOL!)

    2) Training Horse Stance & couple of bow Stances: Neutral & Forward

    3) A couple of kicks: front snapping ball kick, maybe knife-edge (?)

    4) Dojo etiquette: bowing when going to/from the mat, saluting instructors & NOT calling the Head Instructor by his first name! (LOL) [I, being a total newbie to MA, mentioned in passing "oh yeah, _____ showed me where the dressing rooms were. And no, I never did it again!]

    There might I have been more - dont' remember, was too tired & huffing & puffing from the calisthenics...(LOL)
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    Do you mean class or intro lesson?

    Intro lesson was inward block, punch, block/punch combo., chop, forward snap kick, rear kick, double kick, and club attack.

    1st class was review of six blocks, five stances and six kicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdinca
    Do you mean class or intro lesson?

    Intro lesson was inward block, punch, block/punch combo., chop, forward snap kick, rear kick, double kick, and club attack.

    1st class was review of six blocks, five stances and six kicks.
    When I started there wasn't an intro class you just came in and learned beside everyone else.
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    I learned that i should never move unless sensei says to.
    we had a very traditional, tough class.......i wiped sweat off of my face while in kiba dachi. the rest of the class did 25 or 30 push-ups saying "thank you, shawn" at the top of each one.
    so later that night i took a good whoopin' during kumite........i made sure to stay focused after that.....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackcatbonz
    I learned that i should never move unless sensei says to.
    we had a very traditional, tough class.......i wiped sweat off of my face while in kiba dachi. the rest of the class did 25 or 30 push-ups saying "thank you, shawn" at the top of each one.
    so later that night i took a good whoopin' during kumite........i made sure to stay focused after that.....lol
    That'll teach ya! Made you very popular in class, I bet.

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    I made my sandwich, sat down and started eating.

    Then I heard a voice say, "Dear Lord. Thank you for the food that Amy just ate."

    I guess I'm just relating to the self-consciousness factor.

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    Mainly the basics really like proper kicks and punches and some other stuff like a couple techs. and part of form one.

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    First Kempo class? Or first Martial Arts class?

    If it is Kempo class, I came from another style (TKD) so the instructor gave me an intro. private lesson showing some techniques with the fast hands-

    If it is Martial Arts in general- No idea about much of anything in the TKD class... Except that the instructor moved in with my girlfriend at the time, (after about 1 year of training there) so I left to train elsewhere...

    Thank goodness that happened or else I might never have discovered Kempo-
    The above is just my opinion.

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    Dojo etiquette and rules
    How to tie your belt
    Horse Stance and Neutral Bow
    Inward and Extended Outward Block
    Inward and Outward Handswords
    Front Snapkick
    Delayed Sword

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    I learned how to smash my hand bones.. and learned the lesson of never doing backfist drills with a 6'5" male partner again
    Literally broke my hand first class.. came back with a ruby red cast and never looked back.

    That was almost 10 yrs ago and my mind is foggy with what I was actually taught.. it was a Kenpo hybrid so probably a good thing I can't recall

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