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Mid Day Class 06-06-2017

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Mid Day Class 04-20-2017

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Today’s Mid-Day class at the Japanese Karate-Do was more detailed continuation of Tuesday’s class where we focused on the theme of the week being Kumite. After warming up with the five Heian Katas, we ended the warm up and transitioned into kumite by performing two modified versions of the kata Taikyoku Shodan. The first version had us executing an Age Uke (rising head block) after the Gedan Barai Uke (down block) and a mae geri (front kick) before the oi zuki (lunge punch). On the second version, we added mawashi geri (roundhouse kick) after the mae geri (front kick).

From there we moved into kihon – the primary emphasis of the kumite drills. Moving up and down the floor we executed oi zuki (lunge punch), then soto uke (outside/inside middle block)/gyaku zuki (reverse punch), then mae geri (front kick)/gyaku zuki (reverse punch). The emphasis of these drills was to focus on having a good stance and keeping the energy moving forward.

We ended with sanban kumite (three step sparring), kihon ippon kumite (basic one step sparring) and jiyu kumite (free sparring). The emphasis of the sparring was on executing good technique, maintaining a distance for both the attack and defense and having good flow.

JKD News Update

2017 Summer Camp

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Mid-America WTKO
2017 Summer Camp

 Richard Amos

Honored Guest

August 6th, 2017 (12:00 & 1:45)
Japanese Karate Do Dojo
(Adults and children over 13yrs old - all ranks) (Children under 13 need their Sensei's permission)

Click here for Online Registration


Click here for Offline Registration

**For those over 13, you want to plan to attend.  If you are under 13 and wish to attend, please see me for permission.


We are also hosting Sensei Kim Weber from Anderson Shotokan who will be instructing our first ever Wine, Women and Self-Defense class on August 16th for women high school age and older.

The class will be from 5:30 - 7:30 followed by a wine tasting (for those women of age) at Bottle or Two next to the dojo until 9:00.

I sincerely hope you are having a wonderful Summer and whether you are at the dojo or not, train hard and train often!Osu! 


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