January 28

Thursday night’s karate class was a rehash of the rest of the week. Lots of cardio, some pushups and ab work, and all the kyu level kata. We did throw in some sparring for fun though. It’s been almost 4 months since we did any sparring, so everyone was a little rusty.

January 26

Another rough class last night. Started with 30 mins of cardio. Then we worked on kicking: front kick, side kick, back kick, round kick. Then we worked on jab/reverse punch/front kick and jab/reverse punch/round kick up and down the floor with partners. All that was the first 2 hours of class. We finished up the last 30 minutes running though Fukyugata 1,2,3, Pinan 1,2,3,4,5, and Naihanchi 1,2,3; and we threw in some pushups just to round out the evening.

January 25

I’m beat. Worked it good at karate tonight. Started out with 30 mins of cardio (working on the couch to 5k plan). Then taught the kids class. Had them run for about 10 mins as warm up, then we worked on front kicks, stepping punches, and stepping reverse punch against shields.

Adult class started out with 15 mins of cardio. Then spent the rest of the time going through the Fukyugata 1,2,3, Oyo Tan Ren, Pinan 1,2,3,4,5, and Naihanchi 1,2,3. We did pushups and ab exercises in between each kata.