Class last week was devoted to forms. I had a great time, even though I can really feel the difference in my lung capacity now. I tried to do everything a little slower than normal and paid extra attention to my breathing. But I was still panting at the end of the longer forms.
The method for learning forms at my school is that you have to do ten push-ups every time you make a mistake. I think it is supposed to encourage upper body strength, since almost everyone messes up here and there. But I hate doing push-ups so much that I always make it a huge priority to memorize my form as quickly as possible, just so I can avoid them. It's probably why I can still hardly do ten push-ups.
At the end of class, the black belts did Kum Gong form. I love this form. It contains no kicks, but it manages to be very powerful all the same.
You can see a video of a black belt doing it here:
Kum Gang Video
The part where I'm supposed to balance on one leg? Not really going so well. I'm kind of tipping over a lot. Let's blame the baby.