Time to hit some stuff – 6/16/09 – Tuesday Karate class

Sensei Noia had us hitting stuff and it was good.

Simple moves but strong….

We had out partner hold a foam pad and we went to work.  We did front punch, reverse punch, back fist, hammer fist, knife hand and elbow strikes between 10 and 20 times with each side.

Not too much to talk about here but I feel that this class was really effective.  I feel that we do not hit things enough and when we, we often get hurt.  For example, when I do not punch the makiwara or the heavy bag for a while, I end up bending my wrist when I punch really hard.  Punching the air is great for muscle memory but I feel that hitting things is required in case it is ever needed in real life situations.

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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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