Sunday, May 31, 2009

Learning how to kick butt

If you could have a super power, what would it be? I've always figured it would be cool to know some kung fu. However, I never got round to learning it. Someone once showed me how to do sticky rice (I think that's what it was called) where you circle someone with your wrist waiting for them to react so that you can use their energy against them. The more you push and resist, the more ammunition you're giving your opponent. Well,
I was so tense though when I tried this that the guy started laughing at me saying "you are pushing me" and I remember saying "no, I'm not!" but I didn't realise I was actually pushing against his wrist which meant I was wasting my own energy, sigh. Well, that was my first try ever...crouching Jojo, hidden dragon...not quite lol ;)

However, when it came time to shoot Hannah for Health Buzz, I thought it would be fun to do a few kicks. I'm so rusty though and the stretching was quite painful...but as always, it's a good kind of pain coz it releases a lot of tension in your muscles. When we sit badly or hunch over our computers, our shoulders get all knotted up. I didn't realise how much I was aching BEFORE this class, don't talk about afterwards *smile*

Hannah and I used to live together and it surprised me when she said she wanted to take up kickboxing of all things. I couldn't quite picture it at first (her on a catwalk, yes but violently punching something, uh no) but she was so dedicated as a student that now I just accept it as a part of her. It is empowering being able to defend yourself, especially if you're a woman. She really got into it, even representing Malaysia at the last World Kickboxing Championships.

Hannah sparring with her instructor Bathi at Extreme Martial Arts in Plaza Damas. Don't mess! ;)


Adrian said...

Is this Hannah Lo, the model/actress who acted in Sell Out? She represents Msia in kickboxing?? Wow.

I pity her opponents. She's got long legs. :P

Btw, stumbled upon ur blog a few posts ago. Really interesting posts.


Igniz said...

Boys, you don't mess with the Jojo...:)

Anonymous said...

Adrian, yes that's right, same Hannah. Thx for dropping by :)

Igniz,I pack a punch *wink*


Kit Keat Bar said...

this is for both self defense n health rite? :P

Anonymous said...


haha.. just joking.. anyway it looks fun! =)

eric said...

:) x0x0 Jojo

i think it's called sticky hand (Wing Chun)... but sticky rice sounds cute too.

Jojo Struys said...

hahaha....yes.. thats right! It is sticky hand:)

Igniz said...

I agree with eric. i don't know a thing about wing chun, but 'sticky rice' does sound cute.hehe.:)

Brigante said...

Nice Kick :)

zewt said...

I don't think kung-fu can be considered a super-power. If something can be learned, it shouldn't be, no?

I am actually quite surprise that someone with your tight schedule manages to find time to blog. Put all the I-have-no-time people to shame.

Tekkaus said...

Well...if I could have a super power? Well...I would love to have the power to heal! That's all I need. :D

Your girls really love to kick some ass huh!

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