I took a great class with the always awesome and creative Paul Schiro @paulatku last Friday at @kickedupfitness. I had also practiced with Jackie Melsopp @jackiesvibe at Prana that morning (always fantastic), and I was feeling pretty limber that evening. Got Paul to snap this photo of me with the high side kick. Compared to those who can really kick, this isn't much. Marginally impressive at best. But for me, I thought it felt alright. A reminder that there is always someone better, there is always more work to do, and there is always room for improvement.
I've been training in the martial arts since I was 6 years old, and teaching since I was 13. Shouts to Ken Klotz @klotzkarate and everyone at KIK with whom I've had the fortune to grow, train, and learn from. Thanks to everyone that I've trained with over the years in all of the different arts and sweet sciences. It is fulfilling and rewarding to still be able to train in the combat arts.
Lastly, while there won't be any head kicks taught at my self defense seminar, I will be teaching some basic striking and footwork, amongst many other topics, along with the super knowledgeable and ever excellent Janice Coleman @jec_coleman. Come get an introduction to and learn how to potentially save your life. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Kicked Up Fitness Annapolis from 11:15-1:15. Please e-mail XCrunner623@yahoo.com for more information. #nevergivenonlyearned#karate#karatedo#sidekick#barefoot#getthatlegup#training
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Guess who is completely barefoot again🤗 Her toes are a little long but I took the vettec off for the final time and balanced her foot and I am giving her time to adjust before bringing her toes back a little more and then waiting four weeks to bring them back more. The videos were taken after I did her feet...the last farrier I had told me that she would never be fully sound again and would *ALWAYS* have to have shoes on to be able to walk on anything more than grass. After I had done her feet today I took her out on little gravel and when nothing happened took her out on big gravel and still nothing. THIS is why I want to be a farrier. There are so many bad farriers and farriers that use shoes to bandaid everything. Barefoot is better. Did Keegan’s feet also today he has the cutest little tootsies. And after almost two years finally made it through a bad of @redmondequine mineral salt, I love that stuff!
**edit** she does have a slight limp as she is not fully healed from her current abscess but it’s getting there!
Financial Facts Friday •
The amount of times I have used AfterPay since it started and I honestly do not know if that is a lot or not. •
It seems like a lot of times and a lot of materialistic things that I have received. Like yes sure there are a few things that I have needed and still have but I would easily say about 70 of those purchases are from Fast Fashion and on consumer nonsense. •
I will be digging deeper into my AfterPay lifestyle and I’ll be bring you guys along with me too. •
How many AfterPay purchase have you made?!
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Sensory exploration helps children to learn how their bodies react to their surroundings, and a barefoot walk is a great way for children to explore their sense of touch using their feet.
It is another rainy day here in England, so Miss 4 and I decided to make an indoor sensory walk as our entry for today's #babipurchallenge prompt, "footprints". We made 5 circles with our @grimmswoodentoys rainbows and filled them with a mixture of natural materials and interesting textures we'd found around the house, including: 👣 Grimms wooden pebbles
👣 Stones of different sizes
👣 Rainbow coloured rice
👣 Cotton wool balls
👣 Soft moss
(Other ideas might include crunchy dried leaves, sand, shredded paper or grass clippings). This was a lovely activity for exploring different textures: The cold, hard stones, the velvety wooden pebbles, the rice that moved beneath her feet and got stuck between her toes, and the soft moss. Her favourite was the cotton wool, which she commented was "like walking on a cloud". This was also a great exercise in balancing and treading carefully.
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Baby foot of the little Lentil 🥰 He had his second ever trim on Tuesday and was on his best behaviour.
I get so much pleasure from handling and trimming the babies. Giving them a good first experience and setting up their feet for the future.
Thank you @red_curtis_equestrian for trusting me with little Lentil ❤️
Our feet are incredible feats of nature, they’ve allowed our oldest ancestors to swing effortlessly from tree to tree and evolved to help us run across hot, hard-packed desert ground for miles to catch our food. They’ve done a lot for us to be stood where we are now.
But we may have moved so quickly into our modern way of life that we’ve overlooked the importance of our feet and everything they do for us. It would be a shame to lose their natural abilities for the sake of a thing like fashion by squeezing them into shoes of unnatural shape and unnecessary cushioning. Our culture and fashions today mean we’re losing the function and appreciation of our feet more with every generation of kids who never go barefoot, and it could be playing a role in a reported 77% of North American adults suffering from foot problems.
Fortunately, we now know that it’s healthier to be without shoes, or at least wear minimalist barefoot shoes when we can’t - and it’s backed by science. Research carried out by Professor Astrid Zech from the University of Jena, Germany, found that children and adolescents who spend most of their time barefoot, develop their feet and motor skills differently from those who habitually wear shoes. Meaning that shoes may be hindering the potential we naturally have to become dextrous movers and athletes, and we’re paying that price for fast fashion and trendy footwear.
We all know deep down that there are benefits in coming back to a more natural state of things, like our connection with nature and rethinking some of the rat-race norms of modern society, but let's also be thoughtful of and respect our feet for the epic journey they have taken us on and set them free whenever possible!
BIG TOE NEEDS SPACE TO GROW STRONG – EVEN IN WINTER!
The bones in kids’ feet don’t harden till their late teens, which means how feet grow during childhood is super important.
Squish and squash those toes together – as most traditional shoes do with their tapered shape – and Big Toe especially can suffer.
When Big Toe is pushed inwards, it cannot be the pivot and anchor for the whole foot’s balance and movement. It can even start developing a bunion; painful and potentially harmful to future movement ability.
As well as thin-soled and bendy, VivoKids are WIDE giving toes space to grow and splay – and Big Toe can grow strong and straight.
Our Primus Bootie – like the Everglade one pictured – is especially designed to keep feet toasty through the colder months, while losing none of that awesome barefoot shape.