Japanese kihon – 5/19/09 – Tuesday Karate class

Sensei Noia had us spend the entire class working on our kihon and Japanese.

Sensei says….

Sensei had us do our kihon in Japanese.  He would say a move in Japanese and we would do it, hopefully getting the move correct without having to look at others around us.  Sensei called off the moves at a really fast pace.  For example, moving forward in zenkutsu dachi (front stance) with age uke (rising block) and gyaku zuki (reverse punch) into kokutsu dachi  (back stance) with morote uke (assited block) and then from there, the moves kept going for at least half the class.  We must have done at 75 moves if not more.

Next came Japanese questions.  We all gathered around Sensei and he would point at one of us and say a movement in Japanese and we would do it.  Sensei was saying some terms that I never heard of and I am going to have to add those to www.shotokanmaster.com when I have a chance.

We finished up with some kata.

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