Most days are good days for pad drills
Today was a good day for pad drills but most days are good days for pad drills, right?
Sensei had us pick a partner and get a pad for stationary punching drills. We started in a horse stance punching the pad ten times and then it was our partners turn. We did the same in a front stance with reverse punch and then more punches while in a cross leg stance.
After that, we started in a front stance, stepped into a cross leg stance with a reverse punch and then we drew back into a front stance again.
Next, we put the pads away and moved into some moving drills. Starting from a feet together stance:
- Move forward into a cross leg stance with a low X block
- Back to feet together
- Move forward into a cross leg stance with a helping block
- Back to feet together and reach to the front
- Move into cross leg stance with front a punch.
One kata, many moves over and over
For kata training Sensei had us work on Empi, We starting doing the first four moves a few times and then we moved through the rest of the kata working on sections. After that we did the full kata and we moved on to a kata or our chice with full power and full speed to finish up class.