Archive for March, 2017

Krav Maga Class 94: Punching and kicking and elbowing

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Brandon was teaching this Saturday morning class. I warned him ahead of time that I’d been out for over a week, and that I was on gout medication that might make me have to go to the bathroom suddenly.

We started with shadow boxing, shoulder tag, kick shield ground and pound, and various aerobics. I ended up being paired with Victor when we went to the partner drills, for which we used thai pads and gloves. Basic combinations 1-4 followed by a round kick. Then we did bursting elbows.

At the end, we did a stress drill of just burning out on front kicks, punches, and elbows while being surrounded by pad holders.

Yup, it’s gout

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

After a rough night of increasing pain in my foot, I had to seek medical attention. I tried to contact my doctor but it didn’t work, so I went to urgent care. They gave me x-rays and they looked normal. The doctor took one look at my foot and said “That looks like gout.”

I’ve had gout before. It’s not at all fun.

Followup: I took the medicine for basically 1 1/2 days, and now my feet are good enough for Krav Maga again!