Well.. It's been almost 5 years since I stopped breakdancing. It's not that easy considering I hurt my back pretty badly one Monday in August, 2003. However, Nica and Aldz have been convincing me to try it out again, and just be more careful.. I guess I'll try to go back.. *smiles* Much thanks to Gayle and the Sirens for being supportive.. =)
Let's see.. This comeback started last week Tuesday, and I've gotten quite a lot of accomplishments. I have my shoulder stand still, one of my favorites. I've gotten the baby freeze pretty perfect so I kinda do the baby freeze to switch freeze, and Aldz is teaching me a baby freeze to switch freeze, to headstand, to Nike. The "to Nike" part is kinda hard.. =/ But I'll work on it. Headstand was learned in about 5 minutes. Thanks Nica. I still have very strong foundation moves like uprock, Brooklyn toprock, and floorwork (6 step is way easy).
What's the use of a comeback if I'm not gonna be doing anything new right? So I decided to pull myself together and go for gymnastics. The coach was a former Philippine Olympian (waaaaaayyy back) and he's a really good motivator. He knows about my injury, so we did lots of stretches and stuff. He was teaching handstands (perfect ones, not the 1 second stand + pose) and it was pretty cool. Holding it too long makes my cheeks all red and puffy though. =P The highlight of the day was when he taught back hands. A back hand is a back flip but your hands meet the floor first before your feet. It's hard I gotta say.. In the 2 hour session, I kinda learned it, but I still can't do it without a spotter. It's all fun though..
Thanks to Cha for going to the gymnastics class with me. =)
Thanks Dimples. =P
To-learn list by May, 2008:
Switch Freeze to Headstand Invert
It's gonna be a long 5 months..
In the words of the British SAS..
Who Dares, Wins. That's a good motto.