Friday Karate class – 4/11/08 – More kihon and kata.

Sensei Gatch had the class today.

He took us through a good amount of basics.  Many combinations and kicks.  Moving forward and backward with block and punches.  Then we did front snap kicks, roundhouse kicks and double front snap kicks and roundhouse kicks.  Even though my roundhouse kicks are nothing to write home about, I do feel that they are better than they were before.

Sensei then had us do our kata.  Sent us out by rank, watched each of us and gave advice on what we need to work on.  My problem is that I need more hip rotation in the four moves, after the front snap kick with triple punch.  If I slow the movements down, my hips turn but if I try to move fast, they hardly move from what my Sensei’s have told me.

After that, the rest of the class did some sparring but I went on the side to work on my basics with my wife.  Her back is still not back to normal and Dr. Pusateri doesn’t want her sparring.  We did a lot of basics, up and down the gym.

It was a good class and I felt that I got a lot done in a short time.

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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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