Friday Karate class – 10/5/07 – Even more Tekki Shodan.

We spent almost the entire class working on our kata again.  In the past three plus years or so that I have been learning Karate, we have never spent this much time working on kata.  I am sure that those from our class will do really good kata at our upcoming rank exams.

Doing all these kata with our Sensei’s watching us, we get instant feedback on what we need to fix or improve.  Little details like keeping our chest up and adjusting the height of our arms during certain parts of the kata make a huge difference.

We ended class doing kata in groups by rank.  My biggest problem that night was tucking my butt under when in the horse stance.  I need to figure out how to keep the gluteus muscles tensed and tucked at all times in the horse stance.  One of my problems is stepping over my foot between stances after tensing those muscles so hard.  It causes me to move really awkward and off balance.  It’s as if my hips lock in the horse stance position and then when I try to step they pop very quickly and throw my balance way off.  I am sure that they will get better as time goes on.

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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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