As many of you know I haven’t been on the NASKA curcuit much over the last year since I have been focussing on school. This year is my senior year and I am starting to apply for colleges plus I already have AP literature homework. School has definitely the number one priority. I am working and teaching more at the karate school, and starting to train a little bit more again as well. I am so happy I am able to get back into karate after recovering from an ankle injury last year.
Working with the Infinity Team has been great! We have been doing a lot of mental prep for the tournaments which really seemed to help us relax and know in our minds exactly how we should perform. Mike Welch, our coach and the owner of Infinity Martial Arts, has really helped us go to the next level in the martial arts. He brings the best out of us at every practice and inspires us to be our best and reach for our goals.
We are like family, and work at 150% at every practice! We have been training really hard and completed our big goal for the year, winning on stage at the ISKA US Open in Orlando.
This was a big win for us as a team and really reflected how hard we have practiced and how much we really wanted to show the world who we are! …TEAM INFINITY!
Catch the Video of Team Infinity’s Win at the USOPEN on ESPN3 Replay Here:
I just got back from the US OPEN in Orlando, Florida. I had a great time with all of my friends from my Martial Arts school and from the NASKA circuit.
It was exciting! My Instructor Mike Welch and I made it on stage in the Finals for Team Sync Weapons Forms. Afterwards a lot of people were asking me why I wore an Infinity Marital Arts uniform instead of my regular Team AKA Uniform. I train here in Wisconsin with my Mike Welch who owns Infinity Martial Arts so YES I am definitely still on Team AKA and wear that uniform to represent them when I compete Individually!
Overall I did okay this past weekend in competition, but not as well as I hoped. I’ve been really focused on my school over the last few months as well as my dance team which have been taken up much of my regular marital arts time. I did make it onto ESPN though, which Iâ€™m ecstatic about!
I have so many summer plans and I love being busy!Â I have Capitol Classics in DC coming up in a few weeks and am training hard for it! I’m making sure I can nail all of my tricks and combos.Â My big thing that Iâ€™m doing now is strengthening my ankles, which have been giving me trouble and I am trying to prevent having to get surgery on them.
Besides my Martial Arts Training I also have my school dance team practice all summer, which I love to go to! My team is coach-less right now, so we are trying to keep our team together while we find a new one. I’ve been living by our team motto lately Â ***Itâ€™s not how high you fly, but itâ€™s now high you bounce when you fall!*** Which is good to remember for anyone and any sport.
Here are some of my Top Summer Training Tips!
1. When ever you can, train outside and get some fresh air!
2. Drink LOTS AND LOTS of water!!!
3. Great time to condition and run outside and get in shape for karate, and other sports that come in the fall for school.
4. Use your resources that are outside.Â If you are at a park, use monkey bars for pull ups, and hang there and do leg lifts, ect. Also, go run in town where you live. (run in groups though, its safer and more fun that way!)
5. Don’t forget to stretch before and after every workout!
Have a great summer!
Hey everyone, sorry I haven’t updated my blog for a long time it has not been working well at my house. Â :( I just wanted to update you on what is going on right now with me, and competing. Â Recently I was in Philly Â for Amerikick Internationals. Â I had a great weekend, I won Musical Forms, Musical Weapons, and Creative forms for the 16-17 girls division, and got second in creative and traditional weapons. Â I felt like I did pretty good, unfortunately had a few bobbles in my runoffs. Â I still had a fun weekend because I got to see most of my best friends. Then yesterday at the Southwest Open in (Verona, Wisconsin) I competed and won both my weapon division and form division. Â I also won both grand championships, 17 and under! I’m so happy! My student Payton, a new NASKA competitor made it into grands and took third I’m so proud of her! Another one of my students Evan as a brown stripe got asked to compete in the grands with all the black belts! Go Evan!
Hope to be on the blog more!
It’s the Monday after AKA Grand Nationals in Kentucky, and I had a great time. Â I came home with 3rds in traditional weapons and team sync, 2nd in creative weapons and 1sts in musical and creative forms. :D Â I am happy with how I placed. Â I got to see all of my friends from the circuit and Michael Guthrie (2nd person ever to triple cork), and my good friend I haven’t seen in three years.
Looking forward to the US OPEN coming up! Â Hope to see you all soon Â :)[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CumegwR9EM4[/youtube]
Hey everyone! Â Sami Suddeth here, and I am so excited for AKA GRAND NATIONALS this weekend in Kentucky! Â I have been training and getting ready with kicks and Â tricks.Â Before tournaments all I drill are forms and tricks that I am not quite sure of, so I now I will hit everything strong. Â Hope to see some of you all there.
Ohhh yeah, free night off from my busy school and cheerleading schedule; going to spin my bo and condition to my NEWÂ forms music, before Compete Nationals, in about 3 weeks.Â Trying to get in as much practice as possible squeezed into my busy schedule.Â :) Lots ofÂ stretching too, because I pulled my right hamstring.Â Oh well I bounce back fast, nothing can keep me away from doing what I love to do!!!!
*Always reach for the moon, because the worst that will happen is you will hit a star along the way.*
-Sami Suddeth :)