Tuesday Karate class – 1/8/08 – Great class but bad body.

I am not sure if you have the same thing but are there times when you have a great class but really wish your body worked better? Today was one of the those days.

Sensei Noia led the class with an excellent warm up. We did a lot of dynamic stretching and some static stretches like holding a low lunge and twisting. Those movements really made me feel more loose that usual.

After that came some stance training. Sensei had us get into a horse stance and had us do 40 or so punches. After that, he had us shuffle up and throw a side thrust kick. I was warmed up well at that point.

Next, we got a partner. We got into a horse stance, put our hands in a cup at about belt level and our partner put their foot on our cupped hands. Sensei would then count and have the person raise their foot and then pull it back as fast as possible. This is were the bad body comes in to play for me. I was so frustrated. I could get my leg up but holding it and raising it was a totally different story. I really need to do drills like these at home.

We finished up with some kata. Sensei Noia had us split up into groups and we did our respected kata. My Jion felt pretty good tonight and I am now working on trying to perfect the movements and make them more fluid. I remember all the movement without a problem now but I need to make it look good.

Even though I am frustrated with my kicking ability, class was excellent.

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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..


One Response to “Tuesday Karate class – 1/8/08 – Great class but bad body.”
  1. Karateka says:

    I totally understand! I’m very very new to Karate and my body is not cooperating.. just 30 front kicks and I fell on my butt. Drat

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