Back to sparring basics – 1/19/10 – Tuesday Karate class

Sensei Noia is getting us back into sparring mode.   He is having us work on our sparring basics since we haven’t done much sparring over the last few months.

Kicks or punches….

Sensei had us work on some different drills that I do not remember doing much in the past.  We started with one partner attacking with only hand movements and the other with only leg movements.  This makes us pay extra attention to distance when doing our attacks.  We also did some free sparring where we could use any attacks we wanted.  I really need to be less robotic when sparring.  I was much better at my exam but for some reason, I am really tight in class again.

Hit those pads….

After the sparring drills, Sensei had us each get a pad and a partner.  For the rest of class, we hit the pads, hard!  We were able to do back fist, knife hand, hammer fist, and punches.  I hope that we hit the pads more often.

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