It’s all about Jion – 6/28/11 – Tuesday Karate class
All about Jion….
For the next drills, we turned sideways and started in a horse stance. From there, we did moving forward with one two palm strike for each count. Then then two, followed by three palm strikes for each count. Next came moving forward with the dropping strike once, then twice then three times for each count. We did a lot of these and spend a good amount of time on only these moves.
After that, we did the first move of Jion at least 12 times, then came the first three moves of the Jion for another 12 or so and finally a couple more sequences of moves up to the first kiai.
This doesn’t look like much in typed text but my legs were certainly telling a much different story afterwards.
A little more kata…
We finished up class with Bassai Dai and a kata of our choice. I ended up doing Kanku Dai.
I really believe that kata specific classes like these help a great deal but we do not do them often enough. Either way, it was a good class and I liked it.