Sept 7 – 11

Tuesday night’s class was another rough one. Started with about 35 minutes of medicine ball work. Then we moved onto using the heavy bag and used it for some military style team drills. After that we did some heavy duty sparring for about 45 minutes. Then we did kata slowly, similarly to yoga, with weights in our hands. After that we work on some shoulder exercises with weights, then lots of pushups, ab work, and back work.

Thursday night’s kid’s class  worked almost exclusively on kicking. Started the kids class by having them warm them up with 100 of each of the basic punches and blocks in shikodachi. After that we spent most of the rest of the class standing in heisokudachi. Went around the class having each student count 10 reps on each leg. First round it was knee to chest with the left leg. Second round was knee to chest with right leg. Third round was front kick left leg… then right leg… then knee up to the side left leg… then knee up right to the side right leg… then round kicks the same way. After all that, I had them form 2 lines and do shuffle up/front leg round kick against the focus pads that Hope and I were holding.

Second class was a repeat of the first class with the older kids and adults. In addition, we added these same drills done from zenkutsudachi. After all that, it was time for some heavy duty sparring. We finished the class with King-of-the-Hill sparring matches.