Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Blog Posts I want to write this year

There are many...will I get to them?

- beginners karate
- how a bo can teach you empty hand techniques
- keeping the dojo clean
- koshi hojo undo series
- grown up karate vs. kid karate
- teachers vs. masters
- how many kata is enough
- koshi 101
- many more

Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Years Day Training 2009

Originally uploaded by The Mad Dance Dad.

Every year I try to train on New Year's Day to get the year started off right. We had a training this morning from 9-12 and even though most people went to bed late last night, they still came out to train this morning.

"The Naihanchi 500" was kind of a joke. We really didn't do Naihanchi 500 times, but it did get some people wondering or at least curious!

It was a good training. We started out with some Tai Chi to get the chi flowing and the brains centered for karate practice. Then we did lots of basic cross-deck techniques focusing on hip twisting koshi to get nice and loosened up.

Naihanchi was next, followed by some stick self defense and sparring, followed by regular kata practice and concluding with watching a video of Shinzato Sensei discussing Kata and Calligraphy.

All in all, a great start to the new year!

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