Anchorman and kata – 3/24/09 – Tuesday Karate class

Excellent class.  This type of class is one of my favorites and I would be happy doing these more often.


For our warm up, Sensei noia had us start with Heian Shodan and work our way up to our own belt level kata.  He had us keep doing our kata until the black belts finished all of their katas too.  I ended up doing a total of 14 or 15 katas.  Even though I was really breathing hard, I still had something left.  I am hoping that this is a sign that my cold is gone.


Sensei had us get in line behind one of our black belts and go through anchor man drills.  I had a really good time and felt better than even with my sparring for some reason.  For one of the first times, I had a different type of confidence.  Normally I am hesitant about going in and attacking but today was different.  I just need to find out why it was different and how I can stay in that place whenever I spar.

Circle of doom…

This is a neat drill.  Sensei Noia has everyone get in a circle and one person stands in the middle.  He then gives each of the people in the circle a number and then calls it out and that person attacks the person in the center.  It gets really interesting when the people behind the person in the middle has their number called.  If you are in the  middle, you need eyes in the back of your head but you learn pretty fast to pay attention and use all of your senses.

It was a hard class but really 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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