Saturday Karate class – 3/1/08 – Kihon and step by step kata.

We spent a good amount of the class working on kihon.

We started in a horse stance, turned on our heals into a front stance and blocked with our front hand.  The move was called a tato shuto uchi if I recall correctly.  It uses the outside edge of the hand as a strike placed near between where the upper chest meets the front shoulder muscles.  When doing this movement the hips are open like a block or jab movement.  We did the same movement but added reverse punch and then we added a front snap kick before the reverse punch.

Next, we worked with moving forward and backward block and punch combinations.   Sensei Plocharczyk wanted us to work on basics that we do in our kata.   We did one new combination that I never saw before.  It was a front snap kick with a hammer fist.  It sounds awkward but the combination feels feels fairly natural.

We then finished up class working on kata.  I did Jion for Sensei Plocharczyk and I need to work on pushing my belt forward, especially in my horse stances.

It was an excellent class.

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