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#31 stef_the_kicking_cuty

 
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Posted 18 September 2005 - 01:25 PM

Wow, now here's my trainings and tournament update. A couple of things happened though, that I just might explain later.

Monday, July 25th:
Kick Marathon 1025 Kicks/60 minutes
Techniques and Combos 90 minutes
Tuesday, July 26th:
Techniques and Combos 90 minutes
Wednesday, July 27th:
Techniques and Combos 90 minutes
Sparring 60 minutes
Thursday, July 28th:
Treadmill 2.98 miles in 30 minutes
Techniques and Combos 30 minutes
Sparring 30 minutes
Friday, July 29th:
Kick Marathon 863 Kicks/60 minutes
Tricking 10 minutes
Sparring 60 minutes
Sunday, July 31st:
Sparring 60 minutes
Monday, August 1st:
Techniques and Combos 60 minutes
Bo Form 20 minutes
Tuesday, August 2nd:
Stepper 2.8 miles/35 minutes
Techniques and Combos 60 minutes
Wednesday, August 3rd:
Sparring 30 minutes
Techniques and Combos 60 minutes
Thursday, August 4th:
Kick Marathon 211 Kicks/20 minutes
Friday, August 5th:
Kick Marathon 54 Kicks/5 minutes
Sparring 10 minutes (we had to stop sparring, cause Anna dislocated my jaw with a roundkick :o )
Saturday, August 6th:
Yard Sale as a team fundraiser at Kathy’s son’s house. We got 81 dollars.
Sunday, August 7th:
Techniques and Combos 35 minutes
Monday, August 8th:
Techniques and Combos 60 minutes
Tuesday, August 9th:
Forms 20 minutes
Techniques and Combos 60 minutes
Wednesday, August 10th:
Techniques and Combos 60 minutes
Sparring 30 minutes
Thursday, August 11th:
Techniques and Combos 30 minutes
Sparring 30 minutes
Friday, August 12th:
Stepper 7.95 miles in 45 minutes
Forms 20 minutes
Saturday, August 13th:
US Capitol Classics in Washington, D.C. (That I didn’t compete in however. I explain later, why I didn’t.)
Sunday, August 14th:
Tricking 1 hour
In the morning Anna told me, that she's not coming to Canada with us. And in the evening Jim also dropped out of the National Team. Now I have to go alone, I was so down that day. :blink:
Monday, August 15th:
Techniques and Combos 30 minutes
Tuesday, August 16th:
Forms 30 minutes
Tricking 10 minutes
Wednesday, August 17th:
Techniques and Combos 60 minutes
Sparring 30 minutes
Thursday, August 18th:
Techniques and Combos 20 minutes
Sparring 10 minutes
Friday, August 19th:
Treadmill 2.64 miles in 35 minutes
Saturday, August 20th:
Went to 6 Flags to relax…
Monday, August 22nd:
Forms 6 minutes
Kick Marathon 58 kicks/2 minutes
Tricking 15 minutes
Techniques and Combos 30 minutes
Tuesday, August 23rd:
Kick Marathon 318 Kick/9:12 minutes
Tricking 2 hours
Wednesday, August 24th:
Techniques and Combos 60 minutes
Sparring 30 minutes
Thursday, August 25th:
Fencing (Hahahaha, I’m nuts :P ) 60 minutes
Friday, August 26th:
Running 1 mile/10 minutes
Saturday, August 27th:
Ju Jitsu 90 minutes
Tricking 2 hours
Treadmill 1 mile/10 minutes
Sunday, August 27th:
Sparring 60 minutes
Monday, August 28th:
Techniques and Combos 60 minutes
Wednesday, August 30th until Monday, September 5th:
YMCA is closed.
Thursday, September 1st:
I picked my mother up from the Airport in Phily. Until she goes back home to Germany September 28th I probably will be slightly distracted with my training. You know how mothers are…
Friday, September 2nd:
Running 2 miles/21 minutes
Saturday, September 3rd:
“Breath of Nature”-Open Air Tournament in Harrisburg, PA
Sunday, September 4th:
Battle of the Valley in Hagerstown, MD
Monday, September 5th:
Running 2 miles/21 minutes
Tuesday, September 6th:
Stepper 3.87 miles in 33 minutes
Treadmill 0.5 miles in 5 minutes
One highlight after all these downs today was the first kids class I held in the USA. It was cool! 5 new kids… We had a blast! I had a real energy boost!!!
Wednesday, September 7th:
Techniques and Combos 30 minutes
Thursday, September 8th:
Stepper 2.87 miles in 25 minutes
Stepper 2.92 miles in 25 minutes
Stepper 2.88 miles in 25 minutes
Stepper 1.16 miles in 10 minutes
Stepper 1.41 miles in 12 minutes
Stepper 1.06 miles in 10 minutes
Friday, September 9th:
Stepper 3.71 miles in 30 minutes
Stepper 3.64 miles in 30 minutes
Stepper 3.5 miles in 30 minutes
Stepper 3.48 miles in 30 minutes
Techniques and Combos 30 minutes
Saturday, September 10th:
Ju Jitsu 90 minutes
Tuesday, September 13th:
Sparring 10 minutes (With the kids…lol! They’re soooo cute!)
Wednesday, September 14th:
Tricking 30 minutes
Yoga 1 hour
Relaxation & Meditation 1 hour
Yoga 1 hour
Techniques and Combos 1 hour
Techniques and Combos 30 minutes
Core Training 20 minutes
Thursday, September 15th:
Freestyle Form 30 minutes
Bo Form 15 minutes
Bo Drills 5 minutes
Friday, September 16th:
Techniques and Combos 30 minutes
Saturday, September 17th:
Arts of War Challenge in York, PA
Sunday, September 18th:
Relaaaxing!!!

You guys get the total later. Gotta go somewhere real quick!
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Next goals:
Results for 2011:
1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting
August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)
gluten-free since 07/21/2004
Shermans Dale, PA

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#32 stef_the_kicking_cuty

 
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Posted 21 October 2005 - 09:59 AM

Hi guys,

I'm back :D . Although the update of what I did the last couple of weeks has to wait until after the world championships, cause I don't really have a lot of time right now.

Just wanted to tell you guys, that I'm leaving for Canada Saturday, 11/05/05, early in the morning. All Saturday there will be hotel check ins from the different National Teams and weigh-in of the fighters.

Sunday still gives us time to relax with the Official Draw in what order the competitors fight or run their routines. Then there is the referees and coaches meeting, opening ceremony, fireworks and concert.

Monday November 7th
9:00am –5:00pm
Men & Women Light Contact
Girls Semi Contact
Boys Forms
35+ Men Forms

Tuesday November 8th
9:00am –5:00pm
Men & Women semi-contact (I'm fighting in one of this divisions: Women semi-contact -110 lbs)
Boys light contact
Girls forms
35+ women forms

Wednesday November 9th
9:00am –5:00pm
Boys Semi contact,
Girls light contact
Men Forms
Women Forms (I compete in two divisions here: Women Musical Freestyle Forms and Women Musical Freestyle Weapons)
Team Competition

Thursday November 10th
9:00am – 4:00pm Finals
7:00pm – 11:00pm Team Finals

I just copied and pasted this from the IAKSA homepage and added my classes to save time. I really got to go. I have to work, train and get a hold of the Toronto Celiac Organization (or whatever it's called).

I will be back soon with updates and all.
Read you later, bye bye, Stef
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Next goals:
Results for 2011:
1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting
August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)
gluten-free since 07/21/2004
Shermans Dale, PA

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 04:30 PM

Hi everybody,

here I am again with more information in case some of our celiacs on here would like to meet with me and some other celiacs and be spectator during this week.

Yesterday while I was looking for health food stores, supermarkets and restaurants where I could eat my heart began to sink when I noticed, that all restaurants were about 90 minutes from my hotel in Toronto. But then we had a good laugh, when I found out, that Outback's is pretty much right beside my hotel. So not questions asked. If I weigh in correctly Saturday, you can bet your a... :lol: that you can find me in Outback's at least an hour later and indulge in one of their "Chocolate Thunders", hehe... ;)

So now first to where you can find my hotel, the tournament site and of course the Outback's.

You can look the directions up with MapPoint

The tournament will be held in the "Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort", 6380 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 7X5

Our IAKSA US Team will be in the "Sheraton Niagara Falls", 6755 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 3W7

The "Outback Steakhouse" is at 6733 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 3W6

Here are the updated times when I'm competing (view the complete schedule at http://www.wkacanada....S_SCHEDULE.pdf
The preliminaries for Women Pointfighting -50 kg are Tuesday November 8 in Ring 4 at 9:00am in the Grand Hall Ballroom.
The preliminaries for Women Musical (Open) Freestyle Forms are Wednesday November 9 in Ring 9 at 9:00am in the Avalon Theatre (probably on stage, if it's a theatre).
The preliminaries for Women Musical Weapon Forms are Wednesday November 9 in Ring 9 at 10:00am in the Avalon Theatre (same place the Musical Forms were before).
If you couldn't see me fight tuesday you might have good luck and I get elected for the women US fighter's team, which will be Wednesday at 2:00pm in Ring 4 in the Grand Hall Ballroom. The catch is, that I probably won't know that until I'm there, so I'll send my hubby in here with the news.
In case I make it to the finals (Place 1 through 3), the finals will be Thursday November 10 in the Grand Hall Ballroom:
Women Pointfighting -50 kg in Ring 2 at 11:45am
Women Open Musical in Ring 1 at 12:45pm
Women Musical Weapons in Ring 1 at 2:45pm
The Team Fight Finals will start at 8:00pm

If there are ring conflicts in the finals (one competitor would have to compete in two rings at the same time) the ring assignments will be changed.

The schedule will be pretty busy and when I'm not competing I will be pretty busy with filming and photographing. So please forgive me, if I'm not that cooperating during the day. But the everyday fights should be over at about 5:00pm and then I'm free to do whatever I want. If you want to meet, you can write it on here or send me a private message. I don't know, if my cellphone works in Canada, but I'm about to find out.

But there are still a couple of days to go and to train. As a famous man once said: "It ain't over till it's over"...

Hugs and here from you soon, Stef
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Next goals:
Results for 2011:
1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting
August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)
gluten-free since 07/21/2004
Shermans Dale, PA

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 08:03 PM

Hi there,

I thought, I finally come back into this thread and write a summary and a couple of little neet stories from the worlds and at the end you will know, how my avatar came to be :P . The entire November trouble is over, the holidays are over. I have time to breath. Don't worry, I'm not going to bore you with a couple of more training days :P I just wanted to come back here and post some nice things about the worlds and stuff. I'm just glad, it's over... But I would always do it again :rolleyes: . Sounds weird, I know.

Well, all in all I managed to get 182.7 miles in 4 month and 144 hours of training altogether, which actually isn't that much, when I look back at it. I learned a lot out of this and next time (as always) will be waaay better. Since I can't compete at any other IAKSA world championships anymore until I have my citizenship we decided to go for a baby. In about 2 years I can try the test for the citizenship and then I will go for it again. Or maybe even for the Olympics, if it's already Olympic then. Or maybe now at the WKA association, where you don't have to be an american citizen. But what the heck, everything always comes like it's meant to be anyway and I'm not worrying about it now. It's just a lot of ifs and whens and I'm just a curious person and can't wait to see the end of these two years and how it all turns out... :blink:

The most surprising thing, that happened to me at the world championships was the fact that I initially thought (during all of my pre-training sessions): "Boy, you know, when the day arrives, that I have to compete, I will be so nervous, I'll freak out, like at all the other world championships..." Actually the first world championships I was so nervous I almost threw up in the middle of the ring during the fight... Well, when the day finally arrived I got up. Prepared my breakfast and watched TV. The mother of the other competitor (we shared the room together) asked me, if I'm nervous, because she saw me stuffing all this food into me (normally, when you're extremely nervous, you can't eat, because you're nauseaus). I just replied: "You know, this is just one of many tournaments I had this past 4 months. I just want to git'r done." Which really surprised me. Later at the ring one coach made me sit down on a chair to relax and asked me 3 times, if I'm fine, cause I didn't give a peep from me. I was so calm, I couldn't believe it myself. This is a great accomplishment for me, because at all the other world championships (this was my 7th world championships alltogether) I was so nervous, I fought more against myself than against my opponent. So from this good "foundation" and first good experience I will build up my confidence the next 2 years and then do it again.

The most exciting and romantic thing that happened to me at the world championships was this: Tuesday morning I was getting ready to fight. I looked for my name in the lists on the board outside the fighting hall and found myself on top of the list. I was to "open" the ring with the very first fight of the day against Ireland. So I entered the hall, got warmed up and slow but sure focused on what was to come. Then I entered the fighter's area. This area is only for fighters, coaches and judges. Spectators have no access. I found some German women around my fighting area. Most of them I still knew from my time in the German National Team. So it was a big hello and telling each other what was going on in our lives now. The spectator area was filling up and was about to get crowded. My coach came up to me and wanted to make sure, I'm ready. Suddenly one of the German girls I was talking to suddenly said: "Hey somebody is waving at you over there in the spectator area." I turned around. And get this: My husband was standing in front of me. It was an incredible surprise. Can you imagine? He came up all the way (6 hours) to see me fight. He had no clue, where I was or how to really find me. They had 9 different rings in this huge casino/hotel/mall mix. He also told me later, he didn't know about the emergency road descriptions I hung on the refrigerator door :lol: for the hotel (I did this just in case I get injured and somebody has to come pick me up). But he made it 5 minutes before the fight started at 9 in the morning. He drove all night, to make it in time. Which meant, when he was done with his shift at 10 the night before he came up. He didn't sleep at all. When I saw him my jaw dropped down, I was like stunned. Then I sprinted off and leaped over the barrier. I was so happy to see him, I didn't even realize, that Uncle "frog" was standing beside him :lol: . This was the most romantic thing that ever happened to me.

The funniest thing was, when I told three english young men (competitors) to speak clear english, when they talk to me. I just started to make fun of them. Seriously, I didn't understand a word. And I don't think my english is bad. It just sounded all chinese to me :lol: .

The biggest bad luck thing I ever witnessed was this (I still can't believe it, how odd): The girl in my room had several divisions she competed in. Monday she had to fight. When her fighting division started one of the coaches asked her where her gloves where. Somebody of our team needed other gloves, because his weren't allowed according to IAKSA rules, so he begged her to give him hers. The unpolite thing was, he didn't give'em back to her. Of course she didn't know, where her gloves were or the boy that took them in the first place. I didn't have my gear with me, since I started Tuesday and so we rushed around looking for gloves. The judge was already very impatient and we were afraid, she gets disqualified. Finally we came up with some gloves from somebody else in the team and the fight started. Well, about 5 seconds into the fight, her groin pad slipped out of her pants. In disbelieve of what I just saw I stared at the pad lieing on the floor. Her mom said, when she ordered that thing, the martial arts supplier only sent her the pad, they obviously forgot the elastic. So she stuffed it in between two panties. I thought, it was a pretty neet idea, but right at the beginning of the fight the dang thing slipped out of her pants and the judge stared at it just like I did. Her mom in the spectator area began to furiously wave with her arms and because the judge (it was a man) didn't really want to fuss with this in the girls panties (our coach didn't want to either and Dawn, the female coach already went back to Florida cause she needed to go back to work) he picked up the pad and sent the girl with it to her mother. Well, the mother stuffed it back in and there she went. About 20 seconds later it was about to slip out again. The poor girl. By the time all this had happened to her, she was so off focus, that she lost the fight. A day later she had several forms divisions. In two divisions she made it to the final and I'm not sure, but I think, it was for the gold in both divisions. So when Thursday rolled around she was ready to go. She stepped into the ring with her weapon the Bo (a long wooden staff), announced herself in front of the judges and then stepped back to begin her form. After she did a couple of techniques, get this, her Bo broke. It broke. Be Ar O Key EE! I was like, what the H...!!! Of course she had to stop and got 0 points for it. It threw her back on third place. I mean, yeah, I saw the poor little sucker train. She prepared all year, every day, and if her trainer didn't like one little thing she had to do push ups till she turned blue in the face. She is 13. She started in 5 divisions and took home 1 gold and two bronze medals. It could have been 5 medals easily if she wouldn't have had that bad luck. Can you imagine? This is so incredible I will remember her till the end of my days... ;)

Here are the two most caring things that made our team a TEAM (two nice little gestures):
We went back into our hotel from the registration and weigh-in and everybody was glad they had their "legitimate" weight. So this meant, we could EAT ...more than we did in our preparation. On our way home, our coach said "How about we go in there (I can't really remember anymore what restaurant it was)" and I said, "OK, then I will go back to the hotel, because of my food restrictions I can't eat there. I would be able to eat at Outback's though" and pointed at it, because it was in sight. And everybody just decided to go to Outback's then. I must add, that I didn't know anybody there (except of some of the coaches), while most of them knew each other from the previous years. I was new. They kind of included me into the team with that gesture.
A couple of days later then (after I lost in all my divisions) I was kind of frustrated, not because I lost, but because this would be my last world championships for a really, really, really long time and I can't wait to go to the next one. So I just came along and wasn't really in the mood to talk or socialize. I just listened to my celiac disease-player and watched people. One of my favorite bad behaviours. You know, when you watch people until they feel uncomfortable and walk out of the room? :P Well, but the point is, that we went to our "team foto shooting" in front of the Niagara Falls. First we made a couple of pics from the entire team (BTW, you can check it out on the link below) and then they made several other pics with like the Florida people and the Georgia people. And I just stood there, not really involved, cause there was nobody else from my school or from PA, after Anna and Jim dropped out of the National Team. I just watched them make pics of the different groups. Then, when everything began to thin out a little and the people began to go back inside I stepped towards the railing to make some nice pics of the Niagara Falls. Suddenly somebody tapped me on the shoulder. It was Mr. Butts (i know, funny name) asking me, if I wanted a pic with me in front of the Niagara Falls. So I gave him my camera. And that is the picture that is in my Avatar now. With a faked smile :P . After that pic suddenly the other women from the team, I fought with, Stephanie and Katie stepped up and wanted a pic with me in front of the falls. Even though, we lost against Ireland (again...) it is nice to have a picture with them (I still have to send them an E-Mail that they send me the pic). Then everybody went back inside. I was so happy I went crying back to the hotel room. I was just happy, that they assimilated me so well into this team and at the same time so frustrated knowing, that I wouldn't have the chance to be on this great team anymore for the next two years or so. I think I'm over it (well, maybe a little :ph34r: ) for the most part.

So... this just were some moments I will never forget in the best team ever. 7 indead is the magic number. All this years, OMG, I never would have thought I make it again. Who knows when I will be back :unsure: . But to be there is everything to me, it's like the air that I breath and maybe my husband really is right, that my real talent lies in instructing and seeing my students compete *sigh*. I just hope people don't think, I gave up on me, when I'm just not allowed to fight anymore *cry*. It breaks my heart... Oh well *sniff* I guess I'm getting melancholic here, so I will finish this will a good old:

I'll be back :lol:
Hugs, Stef
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Next goals:
Results for 2011:
1x PA State Champ (I defended my title in pointfighting) and also again Grand Champion in pointfighting
August 20-27: Karate and Kickboxing World Championships in Germany (my homecountry)
gluten-free since 07/21/2004
Shermans Dale, PA




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