Tuesday Karate class – 11/13/07 – More Kihon, kata and one-step.

We have been doing a lot of work to prepare for you upcoming rank exams. I haven’t been feeling too well for the last five days and I don’t think my performance tonight was up to normal because of it.

We started with warm up and then moved right into basics. We did all of the basic blocks, outward, inward, downward and rising with revers punch. We also worked on knife hand block with front kick and nukite. Next came outward block, horse stance with elbow strike and backfist. We also did the normal kicking drills, side thrust, front snap, roundhouse and combinations of those kicks.

After that came one-step sparring. That feels so better to me than before. Since my wife was still not feeling well, I got to work with one of our 1st kyu brown belts. It is always nice to work with someone with a higher rank every now and then to get an idea if my techniques are good or bad. I was able to move and block without any problems and my counters were strong as ever but a little farther away than when I work with my wife.

We finished up with kata. My kata felt good and Sensei Noia gave me one takeaway to work on. He said that I need more power when I step and do the outward block.

Good class.

Before class:

One each of Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan and Heian Godan.  Five Tekki Shodan and two Jion.

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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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