Monday, June 04, 2007

Interview

This meme has been circulating the internet for a while now. Here are the rules if you'd like to play:
1. Leave me a comment saying "Interview Me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the questions and answers.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to interview readers in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

This interview is by Supergroup. Thank you Supergroup.

1. Which kata is your favorite and why?
I don’t really have a favorite right now. I only know four kata, which are Gekisai Dai Ichi, Gekisai Dai Ni, Saifa, and Seiyunchin. It’s probably Seiyunchin though because it’s long and it doesn’t have any kicks. I don’t know all the details to it yet because I’m still working and trying to prefect Saifa. If any of you don’t know what Saifa and Seiyunchin looks like, here are some links that will show my Sensei performing them.
Saifa - http://www.spokanekarate.com/kata/saifa.php
Seiyunchin - http://www.spokanekarate.com/kata/index.php

2. Do you do any other sports, or hobbies than karate?
I ski during the winter. However, since we moved from Anaconda, Montana, I haven’t skied as much as I would have liked. Last winter, I skied around five times. I was spoiled with Discovery Basin in Montana because it was a half hour away from Anaconda, it was cheap, we had our own little shack since my mom taught skiing, and the runs were fabulous because they had to very easy (green) to expert (double diamond). I normally skied the diamonds that didn’t have any moguls. My mom still needs to teach me how to ski moguls because I’m terrible at it. I’m afraid that I’ll lose control, go flying over a mogul, and won't be able to stop myself from sliding down the hill because it’s very steep.

I love reading. My favorite books are the Tennis Shoe Series and Harry Potter “The Prisoner Azkaban” and “Goblet of Fire”. Right now, I’m reading The Work and the Glory, “A Season of Joy” by Gerald N. Lund. It’s part of a fictional series that deals with LDS history. I love the series because I get to learn about what my ancestors went through and because I gain a deeper testimony of Joseph Smith. In addition, I get to put all the stories that I read or heard over the years in chronological order.

3. What was the biggest lesson you learned when you competed in your last karate tournament?
Never ever borrow sparring equipment from the dojo. It was a pain because they didn't have any feet protectors my size. I don't have to worry about that any more because I finally have my sparring equipment.

4. Will you be learning how to use a weapon in Goju karate? If not, is there a Martial arts weapon that you would be curious about, and want to learn?
Since Institute was moved to Wednesdays, I’m going to start attending the weapons class on Tuesdays. Next, month we are going to learn about the kai (oar). One time, I attended a weapons class that taught me that basics of the Bo.

5. Do you have a pet? Would you want one?
My family has a cat named Miss Piggy. When we first got her, we call her Digit but changed it to Miss Piggy because she loves to eat. When she lived with us on the farm in Three Forks, Montana, and in Anaconda, Montana, we fed the right amount of food; although she complained about it a lot because she always meowed at us wanting to be fed. She didn’t complain to us kids a much as she did to my dad. He’d get up in the middle of the night or the early hours in the morning because Miss Piggy would sit at my parent’s door and meow. She rarely did that to my door because she knew that I would not feed her.

Now, Miss Piggy lives at my Grandma’s house. Grandma over feeds her pets so Miss Piggy and her dog, Missy, are over weight. It was fun having Miss Piggy live with us because she’s such a character. She’s loud, talkative, thinks that she’s a dog, and always wants to be around people. I would like to have a cat when I’m older. I may get a dog also; however, it must be well trained because I don’t want some dog that tears up my yard and my house.

4 comments:

supergroup7 said...

I've seen the Gekisai kata more than once. They look very enjoyable. Thank you for the links!

Ski-ing! Wow.. That's one sport that I wouldn't want to even try to start. You need snow to ski.. you need cold weather to have snow. I'm not fond of cold weather.. :-)

I like to read too.. but I haven't had the time to do so lately.

I'm glad that you have your own sparring equipment now. I can believe you when you tell me that borrowing equipment is a pain. I almost wonder if it would be safer to just fight without equipment than to have something too large, or too small on you.

Aw.. Miss Piggy sounds like such a cute name for a cat. My cat Ember is overweight too. She has a whole bunch of children who want to feed her in my house so she often gets far too much food.

Thank you for responding to the questions.

Silverstar said...

"Miss Piggy" is such a cute name for a cat. Her tendency to 'hoover' food down sounds like my cat Maggie, who is also a tad pudgy.

ZenHG said...

Interview Me. ;)

Anonymous said...

Zheng is a retard! He reminds me of those guys that train a little, and try to sound like experts. A joke really.