Kata: bottom up and down – 9/9/08 – Tuesday Karate class

Sensei Noia started class by having us do eight suicides for our warm up.  Once we finished those, he had us do low walks, forward and backward, twice across the gym.  I cannot speak for everyone but I was warmed up after those.

Kata up and down…

We then spent the 20 minutes of so doing kata.  We started with Heian Shodan all the way up to our belt level kata.  For me, I had to do Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan, Heian Godan, Tekki Shodan, Jion and Bassai Dai.  When I finished all of those, I had to go backward from Bassai Dai down to Heian Shodan.  After 14 kata’s, I was pretty much ready to find a spot under the bleachers to lay down on but we still had about 20 minutes left.

Partner toruture, I mean kata…

We spent the rest of the class working on partner kata.  One of us would do our kata while the other held each move.  Our partner would then push on or pull on us and make sure that we were working.  By working, we had to be tensing the correct muscles and squeezing the floor properly.  We each had about 10 minutes to complete our kata.

Even though the class was extremely hard, it was extremely good too.

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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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