Saturday Karate class – 1/26/08 – Kihon and step by step kata.

Today was a good class.

I always like doing kihon and we haven’t done too much of it, except on Thursday classes, since we tested. We started out with very slow motion, rising block with reverse punch. We did the moves slowly to make sure that our technique was corret. After a few moves, we used full power and speed going forward. We then did the moves, slowly again but moving backward. Next came, downward block with reverse punch and inward block with reverse punch that same way as above. Those moves really got the blood flowing and warmed us up for what was going to come next.

Sensei Gatch took the purple belts and brown belts off to one side for kata. We started doing Heian Godan with Sensei counting each move. This a good way to work on perfecting our moves but it is also very hard since the moves need to be held while Sensei is correcting mistakes. After that, we moved on to Tekki Shodan. This kata is very hard when Sensei is correcting others since we are in a horse stance all the time. My hips and legs feel like they want to fall off or maybe I wish they did. We spent a full half hour working on just those two kata’s but I am sure that we all improved because of it.

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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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  1. Steve says:

    Hey Doug,
    Very nice blog… looks like you’ve been at it for a while. Stumbled across your blog and notice you link to MAP.

    What’s your user name over there? Shoot me an email if you’d like, or a PM on martialartsplanet. My user name is the same as my email.

    Steve

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