Super kihon – 4/7/09 – Tuesday Karate class

Sensei Noia had exam preparation on his mind today.

We spent a good amount of time on our warm up.  We started by jogging back and forth across the dojo.  Next came low walks, sideways shuffle, low walks with a twist and moving forward kick to our hands to stretch out our hips.

Stances, get them right…

  • Sensei had us move forward and back with our hips straight ahead like a punch.  Next we turned our hips 45 degrees to the side like when blocking.
  • We then did back stances forward and back without using our hands.
  • Next came horse stance moving sideways.
  • Next was back stance into front stance like in Heian Nidan.

Time for combination’s…

We spent a good amount of time doing rising block, inward block, outward block  and downward block with reverse punch both forward and back.

Next, we moved into a front stance, then from there we squeezed our legs together and then moved into back stance.  For example, we started with left leg forward front stance, we squeezed our legs together and then put our right leg out into a back stance.  The moved formed a square.   We then repeated with the right leg forward first.

We finished up with Heian Shodan but after each movement, we moved from a front stance into back stance between each move.  This added a new dimension to the kata and it really works the legs hard.

It was a great class and I am looking forward to more like it.

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