Study your Japanese – 6/2/09 – Tuesday Karate class

Today was an excellent class.  Sensei Noia had us work on everything.

Kata as a warm up….

Sensei Noia had us start the class with kata.  He had us do Heian Shodan all the way up to Tekki Shodan.  I really enjoy this warm up and think it helps me ready myself for the of the class.  By the time I get to Heian Yondan, I am already pretty loose.

Know your Japanese….

Sensei had us work on our Japanese today.  He would say the movement and we would do it.  He was coming up with some interesting combinations.  For example, zenkutsu dachi, age uke, gadan berai with gyaku zuki.  Another one of the more interesting movements was doing the various blocks and strike while in kokutsu dachi.  It was more mental focus than physical for these movements but interesting none the less.

No anchorman for me…

Sensei had most of the class get their pads on to work on some anchorman drills but I didn’t want to take a chance on hurting my neck so close to my test so myself and about 10 others worked on our kata while the rest of the class did the anchorman drills.

More Japanese….

We worked on some more kihon and between sets of movements, Sensei would ask each of us to do the movement that he said in Japanese.  Luckily, I was mentaly there and I don’t think I make any mistakes this time.

I am really sad that testing is coming to and end soon because I really like classes like these.

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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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