Friday Karate class – 2/15/08 – Kata for some of us.

Sensei Noia took all of the people who wanted to spar and Sensei Gatch took the rest of us for some kata work.

We started with Heian Godan for our 5th kyu’s.  Sensei had us start in slow motion.  Next, he had us do the kata with very short stances.  The idea was to do the kata but keep our feet in about a two foot by two foot area.  I am not sure why he had us do this but it was a challenge not to take the normal long stances.

Next, we started working on Jion.  Doing it very slowly and paying extra attention to our form is harder than it sound, at least to me.  When moving slowly, I can really focus on my stances and hip rotation.

After that, we finished up with each of us doing on kata by ourselves in front of Sensei.  The only problem that I felt was the gym was cold and I wasn’t able to put out the same kata as I do when I am warm.

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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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