Ridiculous story time.
Yesterday, I decided to run through the first kata (and yes, I know that’s what they’re called in karate, not in taekwando; I just don’t remember the Korean Word) I’ve been learning. It seemed like useful practice, and I needed to do something for exercise. So I take my stance and run through it. It goes well, and there’s enough room in my living room to do the whole thing. Bonus!
So I go through the whole thing three times. At the end, I’m feeling pretty good. And then it hits me. See, there’s two points in the form where you make a 270 degree turn, right? Well, both times in each run through – for a total of six times – I turn the wrong way. I went through the full 270 degrees, but stunned on the wrong leg and faced the opposite direction.
From an exercise perspective, it wasn’t wasted. But, from a getting it right perspective? Not so useful.