Once again it was great to see members of Portsmouth Karate Club in attendance of the January SEKU Instructors class, not only being taught but teaching also. The class started with a gradual warm up taken by Sensei Alan Lewis (Crofton SSK), our very own Sensei Dewey (Portsmouth KC) then took over from there working on punching techniques. We all paired up to work on pads and the execution of technique emphasising on the importance of relaxation before and after delivering the given blow.
This was followed by Sensei Stacey Crowe (Portsmouth KC) going through the stance posture and hip rotation work. We then took a break to try and digest the past 2 hrs! We then reconvened with a few group photos thanks to Ken Lyons (Machi Dojo).
All of us started back on the pads for Kizami, Gyaku and Oi Tzuki training. At this stage as you can imagine there are now a few red faces in the Dojo, but now it was time to work on accuracy all the same! The gymnasium’s climbing ropes came in to play at this stage as we took turns to deliver our killer blows to the suspicious looking rope. Not without a few bloody knuckles I have to say!
Sensei Brian Smith then continued with the pad work in application to kata Kihon, this makes a difference when you know there’s a target to go for when executing the Kata. After the four hours of training, the idea is to take a few of the observations back to the club Dojos to work on and try to improve.