Six years of Karate – 6/22/10 – Tuesday Karate class

Sensei Noia was filling in for another instructor at a different Dojo today and Sensei Plocharczyk and Sensei Gomez filled in and gave us an excellent Karate class.

It was six years ago today that my wife and I started taking Karate with Sensei Noia.  It’s been a lot of fun and hopefully their will be many more years like these ahead of us.

Horse stance and twist….

We started out in a horse stance, then turned to the left and threw a reverse punch and then we pivoted to the right and threw a reverse punch.  Next, we did the same thing but with two punches for one count.

Again, from a horse stance we did a front snap kick with one leg and then the other.  Next, we did two front snap kicks for every one count.

Get a partner and hit them….

For the next drill, we got a partner and a couple of pads.  We both started in a horse stance and threw a front punch.  Next came double front punch.  After that, we stood in a front stance, and did a rear leg front snap kick.  The first five kicks were slow and soft and the next five were full power and full speed.  We then switched our stance and kicked with the other leg.

After the kicks came reverse punches.  Again we did five slow and five strong and fast with both legs in front.  Next, we did shuffle up with front leg side thrust kick.

For the last drill, one partner stood about 10 feet away from the other and walked forward.  As the walking partner got the correct distance away the other partner was able to attack with one of the four techniques that we used above.  This is more a timing drill than power drill but when executed correctly, it stops the walking partner in their tracks.

We finished up doing our belt kata, one at medium speed and another kata at full speed up to the first kiai and then slow motion for the rest of the kata.  I really need to spend some quality time with Kanku Dai because remembering all 64 of those moves is proving to be harder than I thought.

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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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