Hit the pads and rattle some ribs – 12/15/09 – Tuesday Karate class

After exams are over, most of my Sensei’s have us work on some different drills or other fun stuff that we don’t often work on.  Today Sensei Noia had us work on one of my favorite classes were we hit stuff hard!

Get a willing partner and pad….

We got one or two foam pads and started hitting each other.  I always try to use only one pad to help toughen up my abs and my partner we certainly giving me a workout.  There were a couple of times that I thought my partner was going to loosen some of my teeth.

We did standing straight punch, reverse punch, elbow strike, knife hand strike, kage zuki (like a hook punch) and one of my personal favorites, the backfist.  I never really felt how much power the back fist could generate until today.  Twisting the hip and letting that fist fly was an awesome feeling.

This was an excellent class, even though I was really afterward.

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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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