8/12/09 – Sunday Karate workout.

After a whole days of yard work and manual labor, I felt that I needed to do some kata. I wanted to try to do the katas while I was very tired, much like it is at my examinations, to see if I could use full power and speed.

I did one each of:

  • Heian Shodan
  • Heian Nidan
  • Heian Sandan
  • Heian Yondan
  • Heian Godan
  • Tekki Shodan
  • Jion – I did the first group of moves up to the first kiai.

I also did one additional Heian Shodan but instead of using full speed, I held each stance for a three count before moving in to the next move. I did notice that being tired made me slow down when I got to Heian Yondan but I still tried to move as fast as I could and I always used full power.

One interesting note, since my Sensei mentioned that I should be imagining a real opponent when doing my kata, I tired it tonight and I could really feel the moves. It brought my focus to a whole different level.

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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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