November 6, 2019
Plank wars

Elizabeth's favourite karate class is her Wednesday evening "Suba" class. Technically an adult class, it's run by Sensei Subhadra Shrestha and the exercises they do are much more challenging than many of the other classes and also very different.


Sensei Suba was away competing this week, so Sensei Robbie was running it. Towards the end of the class the participants were all asked to do pushups interspersed with a plank. They must have done fifty pushups and Elizabeth had been either doing pushups or holding the plank without a break for a good ten minutes when I suddenly realized there was a competition to see who could hold the plank longest. It got down to Elizabeth and an adult participant. The class ended, but they kept going. After about ten minutes, it was declared a tie! I was pretty impressed, since my personal ability to hold a plank is probably less than two minutes.

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