I really like hook kicks – 7/7/09 – Tuesday Karate class

Sensei Noia has us work on some sparring drills today.

Warm up with some kicks….

I have had a lot of problems with my kicks in the past but I found something out today.  Even though my roundhouse kicks are not what I want them to be, oddly enough, my hook kicks are somewhat good.  We partnered up and exchanged hook kicks back and forth for a good amount of time.

Next, we worked on some basic sparring drills.  Shifting in and out with reverse punches and blocks.  After some distance drills, we got into groups of three.  One partner would stand in the middle while they other two were on the outside.   The partner in the middle would turn to one partner and attack, then switch to the other partner in non-stop fasion.  It’s like free sparring with no rest and two different partners.

I am glad that Sensei Noia is spending some extra time on sparring basics, since I know that really need it.

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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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