All kata class

This was an all kata class!  Sensei Noia must have been reading my mind.  I enjoy doing kata more than ever before and today was like being in kata heaven.

Fast turns, even if you fall over….

After the warm we worked we did Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan and Heian Godan twice but we did the turns super fast.  We could do all the of the punching and striking moves slowly but whenever there was a block or turn we had to do it as fast as possible.  Fast to the point of almost falling over.

Next, we did Jion three times, again doing super fast turns as Sensei counted the moves for us.  You guessed it, Bassai Dai came next but we only worked on the moves up to the first Kiai.  And then Kanku Dai, three times also with the same high speed turns.  At that point, I was lucky to still be standing.  My legs and hips were calling me names that I haven’t been called since kindergarten.

We finished up a kata of our choice where I did Gojushiho Sho.  Those 60 minutes passed faster than I remember but one thing that sticks in my mind was the walk or me trying to walk to the car after class.

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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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