Jumping kicks – 6/15/10 – Tuesday Karate class

When it comes to Sensei Noia’s classes, I keep saying that his classes cannot get harder but then hen comes up with one that’s harder then before.  From now on, I am going to stop saying it because todays class was very hard.

Start out with 14 katas….

After a quick warm up, Sensei had us start with all five Heian katas, Tekki Shodan and then our own kata (Kanku Dai for me).  We did all of those katas in order and then after we finished, Sensei had us do them from the last kata we back down to the first.

Jumping kicks….

We then moved onto kicks.  Instead of just kicking, we started with moving forward, jumping front snap kicks.  After that, we did jumping roundhouse kicks, then jumping side thrust kicks and jumping hook kicks.  Needless to say, my jumping kicks were really ugly.

After that, we did moving forward, front snap kick, roundhouse kick, side thrust kick and hood kick inside crescent kick and outside crescent kick.  We then worked on moving forward with spinning back kick and after that came double spinning back kick.

Hit that pad, hard…..

Next, we got a partner and finished up class hitting the white pads.  We started in a horse stance, punching the pad.  Next, we moved into a front stance and reverse punched.  Then came elbow strikes, knife hand or ridge hand strikes and lastly, hammer or backfist.

About the only part of my body that doesn’t hurt now is my fingers.  I am glad that I don’t have to type with my legs.

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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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