Note that now we’re shifting stances. That equates to shifting weight and change body! Pay attention to your stances and keeping shoulders and hips in alignment. Start to pay attention to how the uke’s body responds. That will be more and more important!
We started our trip down kumite lane!! At WRKK we do most things from a defensive stand-point. So, usually we will approach it as we did last night, one attacks and the other defends. We will also do a more “traditional” type of sparring, as well.
Tonight we covered material for the next level, ippon kumite with a counter and an intro to kobudo with some bo warm up exercises and a couple of basic techniques.
Kumite – See!? All that talk about blocking with intent and looking for circles comes into play more now! Good clean blocks and don’t rush the counter…
Kobudo- a bit on the bo and common concepts that are in karate and kobudo. See the push/pull and the circles in the techniques? Kobudo helps with awareness, as you can see. Or probably feel, once or twice…
White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo in Austin, TX announces student promotions!
Students demonstrated their ability in karate, tuite, self defense, ippon kumite and kata as well as protocol and adaptability.
Hector Flores and Harry Hart passed the examination for 9th kyu in class tonight, as guests watched adding to the pressure. They performed all the techniques they’ve been learning over the months and proudly received dojo certificates of their promotion.
I’m very proud of Hector and Harry! The first ranking students of my new dojo in Austin!!