Kata time – 1/20/09 – Tuesday Karate class

I ended up taking the earlier class today and spent the entire time working on kata with Sensei Plocharczyk.

Hard warm up…

We started with a hard warm up.  We jogged back and forth across the dojo twice, then we did butt kickers across the dojo.  That was easy compared to what came next.  We started with 10 pushups and situps, then we did nine and nine of each, then eight and eight all the way down to one and one of each movement.  We ended up doing 55 of each movement in a short time.  I was pretty much spent after the warm up at that point.

Lots of kata…

Sensei then had us start with Heian Shodan as a warm up and then Jion.  Next came Heian Nidan and then Bassai Dai.  After that came Heian Sandan followed by Bassai Dai with no hands.  Next came Heian Yondan followed with Jion.  After that was Heian Godan followed with Bassai Dai.  Next was Tekki Shodan, Jion, Bassai Dai and another Bassai Dai.

We then did 25 lunges in place followed with one more Bassai Dai.

Very hard class but very good.

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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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