I have not blogged for a while and apologize!
I'm actually doing this BEFORE class today.
Working on the dojo has been taking a lot of time and thought lately. But I am trying to find the actual "fun"in it at the same time. I will say that every time I walk into that dojo it feels really good! Of course now I can only look at the ceiling that is falling down - but hopefully that will be rendered tomorrow :)
We have certainly come a long way! A lot of people have really helped out and that makes the process more special. A big part of the whole move that feels really good is the fact that NOBODY left!! Sometimes in moves people find the excuse to bolt. True we only moved .5 miles west but we all seem to find ways out of things if we want out. I'm glad nobody wants out! We've actually had 1 new member join in our first 3 weeks there! Our Adult karate classes still lead with 20 full time members! The kids karate is 2nd with 13 members and the jiu-jitsu class is at 7 members. I look forward to updating those numbers in the the months to follow!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Kizami-zuki ~ Gyaku-zuki
Pads drills - Kizami-zuki, Gyaku-zuki, Mae-geri (front or back leg), Mawashi-geri (front or back leg)
Sen drill against half attack
First training at the new dojo!!!!!
Kizami-zuki ~ Gyaku-zuki - with echoing KIAI! :-)
In place kicks: Mae-geri, Yoko-geri Keage, Mawashi-geri
Uke-waza against Mae-geri
Followed by a great BBQ party! Special thanks to the Menefees for donating the grill! Thank you all for coming to celebrate this very important day of our dojo history.
...I can't believe that I haven't updated this for almost 2 weeks!! I did keep a record separately so that I don't forget what I taught, but I just didn't have time to post them on the blog. My sincere apology if anyone was wondering. But I see no comments on the last few posts, so perhaps you don't care...!?
Warm-up / Kihon:
Kicks in place (Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri)
Kicks while shifting (Mae-geri, Mawashi-geri, Ushiro-geri)
Jo-dan Uke-waza against Jo-dan tsuki
Chu-dan Uke-waza against Kizami Mawashi-geri / Ushiro-geri