Training this week

We have been training with weapons, especially eskrima sticks, in the past few weeks

Applied self defence techniques, especially on Tuesday. Focusing upon fundamental defences, especially against basics like frontal attacks.

Thursday, Paul led through punch routine, kick routine and five one-on-ones before focusing on ido kihon waza. We then focused on purposeful movement: Projecting energy in the direction of motion while keeping the head level so as to drop the weight into the technique. A few laps of the dojo in zenkutsudachi and shikadachi helped cement the movement.

Ran through naihanchin as it was taught in 1993, then sanchin, tensho and seinchin.

Yaksuko: based upon the defence against double head punch from the start of tensho, slipping into the snake position.