Different kicks and a lot of them.

Today’s class has a lots of kicking drills and Sensei Noia came up with some drills that I have never done before.

We started with a partner doing alternating front snap kicks to warm up. The next drill was different, we both started in a front stance, one partner did a front snap kick and put the foot down behind and the other moved into a cat stance and the kicking partner did a side thrust kick.  The reason for the cat stance was to make the distance so that our partner could throw the side thrust kick.

The next three drills were without a partner.  We did spinning back kick, moving forward with front snap kick, side thrust kick and back kick and then moving forward with the above plus roundhouse kick, hook kick and another side thrust kick

We followed those with front snap kick, side thrust kick, back kick and roundhouse kick but we had to do the number of kicks that Sense counted without putting our foot down.  For example, if Sensei counted 4 we did four of each kicks all while trying to keep our balance.

We finished up our kicking drills with spinning back kick, double roundhouse kick, hook kick, roundhouse again and side thrust kick.  I am not sure how many kicks we did but it was a lot.

We finished up class doing the kata of our choice three time, (Gojushiho Sho for me) and then we worked on some one step sparring where we used a move from the kata that we did as a counter attack.

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