Derek & StormDragon... thank you for feeling (for) my ass.
I figured it was some how still attached to my hamstring problems... but they've cleared up (in the thigh) now its just a pain in the @$$.
Last Night: I show up half way through the beginner class to start stretching and warming up extra well cuz i've been out injured for about two weeks now... so they start their free sparring and I'm called up to work with the HUGE kind in class. (last year he was 5'4"... this year he's 6'1") and he's still only 12 or 13 !!!
Anyway, he is a big scare-d-cat and we've been pushing him to close the gap and get in closer, work with this skills move faster all these kinda good things. Usually, when I spar against him he stays about 3-4 feet away so really it's a kick the air exercise... well I'm so used to him being far I throw my kicks with some power... well what does he do? For the first time in... well ever... he listened and actually closed the gap. Unfortunately he closed it with a fully open straight on approach right smack into where i'm gonna be kickin' So I did a back kick nearly full power right at his belt line. What does he do?.... jumps up about 4". AAAARRGHHHH!
Now I'm the big bad meany adult who kicked the kid with some power right in the junk. "Hey everybody, I'm a big bad meany again!" What a time for him to start listening to people
NOW - To make it even worse... now instead of baing 3-4 feet away he's 6-8 feet away and flinches even then!!! I just pushed his developement further back than it ever was
Drives me nuts!