Tuesday Karate class.

Very hard class.

We spent most the class working on kicks.  We warmed by front snap kicking our partner.  Then we did double front snap kicks, then double front snap kicks followed with a roundhouse.  Then we did tripple roundhouse kicks at different heights.  First kick was at knee level, second was at belt of higher and last was anywhere above chest.  For the first time, I was able to kick my wife in the face.  Luckily if was very slow and controlled but either way, it was at face level.

We did a little more leg work and then moved on to some punching and blocking.  We did moves similar to three step sparring.  We did punch and block to the face, to the chest and to the belt or stomach level.  It was a good drill.

We finished up the class with some kata.  We did Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan and Heian Sandan as a group.  Next we picked any kata we wanted so I choose Tekki Shodan.  I felt pretty good and I think my horse stance was better than usual.  We ended doing our kata up to the first kai and then lined up.

I used to feel out of place in the advanced classes but for some reason, I don’t feel like that now and even though I do not look as good as some of the others, I don’t look bad either.

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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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