It's been a good week. Two full classes. I didn't do Mon but I heard it was big & Chris enjoyed it. Last night we did a quick warm up then the whole class did the 3 sokugi kata together. Good workout if a tad ugly... it takes a lot of core strength to pull of the sokugi & they're particularly difficult for beginners who not only had to worry about what direction to go in & what kick to do but also not falling on their ass! I like them :)
Then we split up. Sempai Steve N took the beginners, Sempai Phil took the middle ranks & the rest of us, that are going to Taupo worked through Passai Dai, Sepai & Garyu. Unlucky Megan & Estelle trying to pick up 3 major kata before the weekend! One's bad enough!
To finish off Sensei Paul took us for a classic circuit with the pads & bags. I kindly earned my team pushups for doing one too many circuits.. how's that work, pushups for doing too much exercise?
Tonight we're going to can the self defence & work on kata once again... it's apparent that the seniors are completely unprepared for this weekend so we need the cramming. 5:30 start!