Spin, spot the target and kick – 8/16/11 – Tuesday Karate class

Sensei Noia gave us a class full of some kihon and many many kicks.

Warm up with some basics…

We started out in a ready stance, turning 90 degrees to the left and do a downward block, then turn 180 degrees behind and downward block, then turn 90 degrees to the left and downward block and turn 180 degrees behind and downward block again.  We did the same drill as above but added a reverse punch.  Then one more drill the same way but instead of blocking, we reached with what would be the blocking hand and then front punched.  This is a great drill that you can do it you have limited space.

Let the kicks begin…

We started in a front stance and did a stationary back kick.  Next, we did a spinning back kick, turned 180 degrees behind and did it again.  The next drill was moving forward with spinning back kick, set the kicking leg down in front and back kick again.  This was a real hip opener.

For the next drills, we got a partner.  We started with alternating spinning back kicks.  Sensei Noia said to make sure that we spot our target before we kick.   Next, we did alternating spinning hook kicks, then followed that up with alternating spinning roundhouse kicks.  The spinning roundhouse kick was something that I don’t remember doing before and needless to say, it was different and I am sure it was ugly to watch me do it.  We finished up with some combination kicks and class was over.

Walking out to the car was painful but it was a good pain or I am just telling myself that it is a good pain….

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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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