Simple but good – 3/28/09 – Saturday Karate class

Sensei Gatch gave us a simple class today but it was one of those classes that felt very productive.

Kihon…

Sensei had us start with some simple kihon.  We started with left foot forward front stance.  From their he had us reach with our front hand and throw a reverse punch without stepping.  This was to have us open and close our hips.

Next, we did the did various combination’s of blocks with reverse punch.

Time to spar…

Sensei had us get our pads on for some sparring.  We started out with anchorman drills.  I am starting to like this drill much more than free sparring.  I have found a combination that seems to be working for me.  I shift in with a jab, reverse punch and jab.  This seems to be working well for me but I just have to make sure not to overuse it.

Next came some sparring matches.  Sensei had us get into two groups.  We had a group of seven and each of us got to spar for one point.  If one group got a point, the other group had to do five pushups.

This class went by really fast and even though it was very simple, it was 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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