Saturday Karate class – 3/29/08 – Special guest Sensei.

We had a special guest today, Sensei Noia taught our class today.

We started with the normal warm up and then moved into some sparring drills. Sensei had us get into groups of four. One of us stood with our back heel touching the wall behind us and the other three attacked us. We could block but not move our feet. We were pretty much a heavy bag but with the ability to block.

After that, we paired up and worked on some free sparring drills. My legs felt loose for some reason and my front leg, front snap kick was flying easily.

Next, we took of the pads and worked on hitting some pads. Two Sensei’s and I lined up and we worked on various drills. One pad was for elbow and knee strikes, another pad was for front snap kicks and side thrust kicks and the last pad was for punches only. After everyone had a turn, Sensei made two lines and I was able to get into the line up. For this drill, we were able to use any moves that we wanted to use. I threw a few elbow strikes but my main goal was to use my hips to throw my punches and those seemed to be effective. I also threw some front snap kicks and roundhouse or two.

I really like working and the pads and it is a great change from punching that air.

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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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