December 15

We started tonight by doing all the bo kata several times. After the bo, we worked on kicking control using a couple of drills. First was double round kick: thigh, ribs, thigh, ribs was 1 count. We did 10 of these on each side. Then we followed it with: hook kick, round kick, round kick, hook kick as 1 count. Again doing 10 on each side. We finished up class with some light jogging for 15-20 minutes.

December 14

Tonight’s class was all basics and kata. We warmed up with basics up and down the floor. Then we spent a fair amount of time working on hip action for knife hand blocks in cat stance. We finished up class by running through the Fukyugata and Nahanchi kata.

December 9

Started karate tonight with some bo drills. Very basic. Just learning the footwork. Then we put away the bo and practiced the same footwork with inward blocks.

After that, we moved onto kata. Did Fukyugata 1,2,3, Pinan 1,2,3,4,5, and Naihanchi 1. We did our pushups before each kata tonight. We did a 1 pushup befora and after for kata 1, 2 pushups before and after for kata 2, etc. That means we did 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19 pushups before each kata respectively.

We spent the rest of the class working on 5 time attack, 3 time attack, 1 time attack, and semi-free 1 time attack.

December 2

Karate tonight was pretty good. Started out doing Fukyugata 1, 2, and 3 and Pinan 1 and 2. Then we worked on basics focusing on full relaxation to full tension and back. Then we worked on partner basics using the same concepts. Finished off class with semi-free one time sparring drills.

December 1

Monday night’s karate class was almost all bo kata. We worked on some relaxation/quickness drills with and without bo; but mostly it was bo kata. Went through Shihonuke, Shushi no Kon, Cho un no Kon, Sakugawa No Kon, and Sueyoshi. Very tired. I’m going to bed.