Kanku Dai – 10/19/10 – Tuesday Karate class

Sensei Noia had us start class doing kata. We started with Taikyoku Shodan, Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan, Heian Godan, Tekki Shodan then back down.

Kanku Dai….

We spent the rest of the class, about 45 minutes, working on parts from Kanku Dai. We started doing basics but with moves from the kata. For example, we did moving forward doing back stances with three knife hand blocks and then a front stance with spear hand. We also did moving forward with high / low block in a back stance.

We then worked on sections of the kata four or five moves at a time. Some parts, we did maybe 10 times each and other parts we did up to 30 times or more. I really like working on Kanku Dai but walking afterward was not easy.

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