I like to kick – 10/25/08 – Saturday Karate class

Sensei Plocharczyk had us do an excellent warm up that I always like.  We started doing Kata from Heian Shodan all the way to our own belt kata, Bassai Dai for me.  And once we got to our own kata, we just kept doing it until everyone else finished.

Kicking is fun when you can do it…

The stretches that Sensei Noia gave me to work on have really helped my kicks improve in a short time.  Sensei Plocharczyk had us get a partner, we then stood side by side in opposite directions and held hands.  When then alternated a side thrust kick under our partners arm.  Then we did the same with side snap kick.

Next we worked on side thrust kick with roundhouse kick.  Then we worked on roundhouse kick but with a downward motion for our self defense drills.

Between each drill, Sensei had us do our kata.  I really like when get a lot of kata in during our classes.  I need all I can get before my upcoming exam.

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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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