New Kihon drills – 11/6/08 – Thursday Karate class

Sensei Cieplik had us do a little less kicking warm up today and started with some kicking Kihon drills.

Kicks…

Sensei had us start with front leg front snap kick, rear leg front snap kick combinations.  After the first kick, the movement starts to get a rhythm and it just flows.

Next came front leg front snap kick, rear leg front snap kick, then put it down behind, step forward and execute a sanbon zuki.  We then did the same kicks but stepping forward with a simple front punch.  After that, we did the same kicks again but with a front hand jab followed up with a reverse punch.

Kata and bunkai…

Sensei Cieplik had us do a quick Heian Shodan and then came Heian Nidan.  After doing the kata a couple of times, Sensei had us get a partner and we worked on the bunkai for the first three moves.  It is hard to type this out but I will try my best.  Your partner attacks with a front punch and then you step back into a back stance, out of the way of the punch.  You then catch the punching hand between the blocking hands between the first and second move.  After that, you pull the punching hand and strike the ribs with the other hand from move three.  It feels very effective when done the right way but it took me a good amount of tries to get it right.

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