Tuesday Karate class and workout.

One each of Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan and Heian Yondan. Four each of Heian Godan and Tekki Shodan. (12 total)

Excellent class!!!

We did a lot of stretching before getting into basics. It was a combination of both dynamic and static moves. Lots of dynamic leg raises to the front, side and rear. We also did a different hamstring stretch where we sat on our bent back leg and put the front leg out and down on the floor while holding it straight. We then got down on the floor, on one side and did lying side thrust kicks.

Then we got into basics with a lot of kicks. We were doing the side thrust kick with front snap kick, leg down, other side front snap kick, side thrust kick, front snap kick and repeat.

Next we started doing some combinations but our Sensei was unhappy with our stance and hips rotation so we got into a front stance with the front foot near the wall and turned our hips out like in a block then straight like punch while keeping our knee bent and close to the wall. We did 30 on each side.

Next we did some more combinations. We had to four good moves while using our hips and good stances. I ended up doing outward block with reverse punch and at that point my hips were moving a good amount.

Next we worked on kata. Since we had some green belts with us, we started with Hiean Yondan and then we did Heian Godan. I have been paying a lot of attention to keeping my back straight while doing the X blocks and groin strikes.

I really enjoy classes like these!

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Doug is a Shotokan Karate student that enjoys sharing his Karate training experiences with everyone. He is a Computer Consultant, an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, blogger and a freelance writer..

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