Back in the game, almost – 4/25/09 – Saturday Karate class

This is my first class that I took since I hurt my neck and Dr. Pusateri told me to take some time off.  It is feeling better than it did before but I am having some issues with the movement and the power in my left arm.  My downward block with my left arm feels as if it has no power and pulling back my draw hand is very hard.

One-step (sparring) at a time…

Sensei Plocharczyk had us start off with one step sparring as a warm up.  We started in front of one person, did all four attacks and then moved to the person on the right until we paired up with all of the people on the one side.  Next, we stayed in place and the other side attacked.

No sparring for me…

After the one-step, Sensei said to get our pads on but I was told not to spar for a while, a least until my neck has had more time to improve.

While everyone else did anchor man I did kata.  I did all of the katas from Heian Shodan up to Bassai Dai.

I may not be able to do everything in class but I am glad that I can at least do something.

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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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