Karate and Kickboxing

Lots of kata in karate class. Working with Steve – we’re both trying to earn our kata stripes. I’m putting a little more emphasis on some of the moves and slowing down in parts to make the kata more dynamic. I’ll have Shihan take a look tomorrow during our lesson and see if he likes the changes.

Kickboxing was good – nice way to work out the kinks!

Black belt class – new kata and some ground work

Tonight Shihan started teaching us Kanku-Sho and we had a chance to work on our next stipes. We worked on “under duress” which is when a person goes to take you to the ground. I worked with Mr. Fletcher our wrestler. He was nice enough to not kill me, but this is definitely one of my areas of weakness. Hopefully in a real fight, I can deliver enough blows to the guy to get them off of my legs and prevent them from taking me down. This stuff never gets easier.

I practiced a little bit after class, but I tweaked my back during our ground work, so I only practiced for another 10-15 minutes, but it was all I could do.