Keep one foot in the ring – 2/7/09 – Saturday Karate class

Kata…

Today, we started with kata.  Sensei Gatch took us through Heian Nidan, Jion and Bassai Dai.  Sensei wanted us to focus on our foot work and stances with attention to the position of our back foot in our front stances.

Keep your foot in the ring…

Sensei Plocharczyk took over for the second half of the class and had us work on some sparring drills.  One of the more interesting drills was an anchor man type drill where the anchor man has to keep one foot inside a hula hoop on the floor while the others attack.

Conditioning…

Sensei Plocharczyk came up with some interesting conditioning drills.  We gave each of us a basketball and had us doing different drills with it.  We started with pushups on ball.  We put one hand on the ball, did a pushup and then switched arms and did another.  Next was pushups with both hands on the ball.  Next came a plank where we held our arms out and held the ball trying to keep our balance and our back straight.  We finished up with a modified wrestlers bridge where we had to balance one foot, with a bent leg, on the ball and only had our shoulder blades and the foot touch the ball.

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