Since Arnis Master Crisanto Pasindo holds his training sessions in a park, I was relieved when the rains stopped about an hour before my 7 AM schedule.
I was excited because it was my first session after more than a year of hiatus. I had some beginner’s classes late in 2011 but had to stop because I wanted to focus on my first marathon training.
This year, I am determined to really learn Arnis. Never mind if a few of my friends seriously doubt it. 🙂 I believe Martial Arts has a lot of benefits both to the body and mind and I want to experience them myself. I chose Arnis because it is Filipino and I’m Filipino. 🙂
But my oh my, they were so WEAK! They got tired easily and my hits had no strength at all. Right arm weak, left arm weaker. Master Cris made me do more reps on the left to develop ambidextrosity.
So what did I get after almost two hours of drills? Muscle soreness, that’s what!
Yes, I am sore but that is just a statement of fact and not a complaint.
In fact, I’m pretty satisfied with this feeling. Thank you, Arnis.