Share your Karate with others – 12/1/11 – Thursday Karate class
There is a message that Sensei Cieplik often tells us about how the higher belts often share their knowledge with lower at some point. He shares this information with us so that we can make it easier for those that follow us to reach their ranks and I know that many higher ranks have helped me get to Shodan.
Get those kicks in…..
After the warm up, we did stationary knee strike with front snap kick. Then front leg front snap kick with rear leg front snap kick. Next, we did front leg front snap kick, rear leg front snap with triple punch. We finsihed up our kicks with front leg roundhouse kick and rear leg roundhouse kick.
Moving forward back doing rising block, inward block and downward block all with reverse punch. We did outward block with jab and reverse punch next. We finished up the kihon with front stance with inward block, horse stance with elbow strike and back fist.
Share high belt knowledge with lower belts….
For the rest of class, Sensei had all of the black belts line up at the front of the dojo and he gave each one of us a lower rank to work to help them improve a basic movement, stepping forward with front punch. Sensei paired me up with a very good purple belt. She always works very hard in class and there was little for me to have her improve on this movement with the exception of having her punch through me to an imaginary target behind me and to punch more from her lower body. Her punches started out with enough power to sting but after just a few minutes, she was punching really hard and I was glad to have the pad on my stomach. I am confident that if she punched someone in the face or solar plexus, she would drop them.
Even though I have been helping out with classes for almost five years now, it always makes me feel good when I can share something that my Sensei shared with me and help someone improve.