Being sick is no fun – 3/21/09 – Saturday Karate class

For almost two weeks, I have been fighting a cold or flu of some sort.  Because of this, I haven’t been posting much here since I haven’t taken many classes.

Today was my first day back at class in a week and I could only make it half way through before I had to stop.  My lungs were on fire after only a half hour of some warm up kata.  It’s too bad since the class was really good with a lot of good sparring and self defense work.

Kata…

Sensei Plocharczyk had us start with our own kata.  I did Bassai Dai.  We then did Heian Sandan, then Heian Nidan, then Tekki Shodan, then Jion, then Heian Shodan and finally our own kata again.  Between a couple of the kata’s, Sensei had us do either pushups or situps and then sprint across the dojo and back.

I could normally do this without breathing too hard but I just could not catch my breath and had to sit off to the side.  It took me at least 15 minutes to get my breathing back to normal but it settled down and all was 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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