Tuesday Karate class – 11/27/07 – Kihon, Kata and exercise is the best medicine.

I got to class not feeling too well but as soon as we got moving, I felt much better.  It amazes me that the body can feel so bad but then completely turn around and feel great with just a little movement and sweat.  I don’t think I was really sick with a cold or flu but my mind just felt off, yet my Karate felt on after only a few moments.

We spent a lot of time doing kihon for our upcoming exams but it was geared toward the more advanced moves again.

Lots of kicking drills.  Side thrust kick with roundhouse and reverse punch.  Then roundhouse kick with side thrust kick and reverse punch.  Then double front snap kick and double roundhouse kicks.  After that came front snap kick with front leg followed with rear leg front snap kick.  We also did roundhouse kicks the same way but I wasn’t too good at doing the front leg roundhouse.

We also did back stance, knife hand block, front snap kick with nukite and after that came front stance, outward block into horse stance with elbow strike and backfist.

We finished up doing kata.  We did, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan, Heian Godan, Tekki Shodan and Jion.  For the first time, I was able to do Jion with some confidence and without making a mistake.

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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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