Stretch and kick, kick and stretch – 9/28/10 – Tuesday Karate class

More kicks and more kicks and more kicks.

Sensei Noia had us warm up by running to each quarter line and back. Then we put our hands behind us and tried to hit them with our heels. Then we ran to each quarter line, did five squats and ran back.

Start kicking….

We put on hand on the wall and did a slow side thrust kick. Next, still holding on to the wall, we did side snap kick. Then we faced the wall and put both hands on it and then did back kicks.

Next, we paired up and did partner stretches. Sensei had one of us stand against the wall and our partner picked our leg up to the front. We then tried to push down on their hands and isometrically tense our leg muscles for a few seconds and then stretch farther. After that, we did some stretching on the floor using our belts.

Time for some basics and then more kicks….

We started in a horse stance then moved into a front stance, then we moved into a back stance and then into a cat. We did the same drill but we added punches or blocks to each stance.

We moved back the wall again. While holding the wall, we did front snap kick, side thrust kick and back kick for every count. We did a lot of these, so many that I lost count.

We finished up with moving forward, front snap kick, side thrust kick and back kick. We then did the same but two kicks each leg and then three kicks with each leg.

I a wondering if my hips will ever recover.

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