Sunday, June 21, 2009

i kicked butts! and i got kicked!

UiTM Taekwondo Team

i know this is so not panas mcm goreng pisang panas as MASUM has already past for about 3 weeks ago.. there were lots of things that has to be done.. and although i'm suppose to do this like immediately after the tournament.. but still, this is the entry that i really want to share.

Karnival Sukan MASUM or Malaysia Intervarsity Games has dropped its curtain for the year 2009... congratulations to UiTM for becoming the overall champion again for this series' event., presenting!! Road to MASUM2009!

"The Training"

We started our centralised training on the 14th of may 2009 with all athletes stayed at Kolej Mawar at Block 2A(Mawar xde watercooler... dahaga mlm2... xleh minum...).

i was so grateful because we trained twice daily. Fitness training will be in the morning and skill training will be during the afternoon session... nasib baik... bukannya apa...
Back then, when i was representing Kedah, during the latihan pusat, i had three training sessions a day (fitness-630am-830am, skill-10am-12pm, fitness+skill-3pm-5pm.)
malam??? kul 9 dah tido... cnfirm nyenyak... tp dulu la...

fitness training will start with stretching and 30 minutes of jogging around the track and followed by exercises like
-100 m sprint -3-4 sets(the last two person wil have to add 1 more set)
- 400m sprint- 3sets(and we have to complete it below 1minutes 20 seconds.... gile mcm nak pecah jantung..hahaha)
-climb up stairs...single steps, double steps, triple steps, 'wheel-barrow', 'carry and climb '(dokong partner sambil panjat tangga stadium)3 sets for each..
-and loads more... those are only few things that we did for our fitness training.. seriously, penat gile.... but still there's no easy way to glory..

the moment we get to our room, every1 will immediately jump on the beds and dozed off...

the afternoon training session(3.30pm-6pm) focused more on our skills. there were loads of kicking drills, sparring techniques, footworks ets..

since it was really tiring, and we will have to get up early in the morning everyday, the best part was everuone will get to sleep as early as 930pm... including me..and i really got my quality sleep which i haven't had for so long..;p

the training goes on everyday until the match day... but a few days b4 the game, we only did light training to recover from injuries and to avoid from any more to occur... hahaha...

During the light training session- we played 'Bola Beracun' and "Baling Selipar"

"cutting the weight"

i had to lose 2 kg before the weigh-in session and i managed to lose them just early in the morning on the day before the Weigh-in session..
these are things that i did to lose my kilos..
i started to control my carb and protein intakes two days before the deadline.
i stopped consuming any food especially liquids as i had to release all the liquids from my body in the extended time that i had.
i did slow jog in my sweat suit early in the morning before the weigh-in session and i managed to cut my weight as intended. yeah!

"the fights"

warming up session before the fight

so called pep-talk session from everyone especially the team captain before
we roar... and.. UiTM ON THREE!! 1! 2! 3! UITM!!!!

few minutes before my first bout

last stretching..

get ready for actions

that's a clear solid point!
during the 1st preliminary round..

and this..
also was taken during the 1st preliminary round

just look at my opponent's face... hahaha..
this was taken during the second preliminary against UKM.

my coach.. doing his part...

breath in.......
"ok eh firdaous, u have to win this round, u have to win this round... main mcm 1st round td.. rilex,
fake2... BAM!!! sir nak awak pg kaki blkg dulu.. fokus2!! "

after my quarter final fight



somehow nobody took my photo during my semi-final match...
man... it was such a great fight... against UPNM.

...and here comes the final bout for Bantam weight category (58kg-62kg)!
Mohammad Khairul Firdaous Bin Fadzil (a humble-out-of-nowhere-perasan-bagus-former state player)- UITM (Blue)


Ryan Chong Wylun(national player)- UM (Red)

charyeot..! gyeongnye..! junbi...! SIJAK!!!

me, against a national player, trying to give my best shot...

as the saying goes...what you give, you get back... see?? i got kicked!
(just exactly the same like i kicked my opponent during the first round)

my turn, but it didn't hit him on full impact... as he managed to slide back and counter me back...
darn... he was so sleek and faster than me..

(d'uh... all that comes from a good and consistent training from MSN. )

...and that's a wrap. a silver medalist... aaarghhh!!! i want gold medal!!! my coach Mr. Syed Taufik a former national fighter and beside him,
a national fighter in the making... cheyh! brangan! x malu!
still got long way to go to become one
... and of course, i have to beat Ryan 1st...

"some other actions"

my team captain, fuad, with his jumping reverse back kick

Elaine Teoh, a national olympic player.
She competed in the last Olympic Athens (Blue-UPM) vs a humble-having -a-hard-time-ex-state fighter (Red-UiTM) a split second..her left leg rises up in the air..

..and BAM!
nice and solid score!
a chopping kick right on the humble-yet-big-hearted-ex-state fighter's face(red-UITM)
xpe Alin... kalah ngan Olympian... atleast.. xla malu sgt...

it feels bad when i think of my lost. that was my second chance to beat him up after we fought in 2005 during remaja kbgsaan in Kuala Terenganu. but then, he won again this time... and he really kicked my butt... i hate to lose.. but i have to embrace it..

a friend of mine told me this:

"think about all the butts that you've kicked and you'll feel better."

...and yeap... that made me feels great... hahaha... i kicked butts, and I got kicked!
i don't have to feel bad or anything. its now fair and square... LOL! ahaha!

That's all for now... thanx for spending your time reading my entry yang panjang ntah ape-ape. tak larat nak upload gmbr lg dah... more pictures are inside my album on Fb. Thank you and see you again in my next entry!

"Life is a fight. Everyone gets knocked down,
what matters is how fast you get up"
(Sylvester Stallone - The Contender 1)