Friday Karate Class – 5/23/08 – Kihon and kata on my own.

My wife wife and son still weren’t feeling well, so I went to class early to help out.  I like to help out since I often warm up the classes and get some extra stretching in.  It also helped make my sore shoulder feel a little better.

When time came for my class, Sensei Gatch had everyone work on sparring so I went off to the side to work on some kihon and kata on my own.

I did moving forward in zenkutsu dachi:

  • Gedan barai with gayku zuki.
  • Age uke with gayku zuki.
  • Soto uke with gayku zuki.
  • Uchi uke with gayku zuki.
  • Uchi usk and kizami zuki with gayku zuki.
  • kokutsu dachi with shuto uke.
  • Kokutsu dachi with shuto uke, mae geri and zenkutsu dachi with nukite.

I spent most of the time working on my hip rotation.  I used a little less power but made sure that my hips came around.

Next, I worked on some kata.  I did an entire Jion at a slow pace and then finished up working on parts of the kata.

Sensei Gatch called me over to help referee with some sparring matches and I ended up doing that until the end of class.  I am hoping that helping referee will help me when the time comes for me to test for my referee license sometime in the future.

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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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