Tuesday Karate class – 3/4/08 – All Kata class.

This was an excellent class.

Sensei Noia split us up into groups and took the brown belts to work on kata.  He had each of us do our kata slowly and watched to see if we were making mistakes.  I was leaning forward again on my rising block with reverse punch combinations in Jion.  After a few more katas, Sensei had each of us do a kata alone while we watched and corrected us along the way.

To keep me from leaning forward, he took a stick and put it against my back to keep my posture upright.  I was also pushing my head backward when starting Jion instead of keeping my posture upright.  He also made me get into a front stance where I had to open, while blocking and close, while punching, my hips.  I was not getting enough hip rotation and when I was doing it, my front knee was moving too much.

The key things I need to work on is pushing forward when I punch and block to keep my posture upright, rotating my hips when punching and blocking and locking my muscles and holding at the end of my movements.

It was an excellent class and one that gave me a lot to work on.

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