Yesterday, members from Chelmsford SKC attended a Shotokan Tigers Half-Term Special Course. Nineteen Students attended, ranging from White Belt to Black belt, and they were taught by Sensei Jane Naylor-Jones (5th Dan).
Photo: Chelmsford Shotokan Tigers with their Course Certificates
The course started with an ice breaker to make sure everyone learnt a little more about each other outside of the Dojo. Then, following a warm up, the Tigers were put through their basics techniques. There was a brief interval when they were tested on their Japanese - ensuring they understood the correct Japanese word and pronunciation for different Karate techniques and stances.
Sensei Jane then taught Kata, while some higher Grades practiced their Team Kata for the upcoming Shotokan Tigers Competition (Saturday 1st March). Then there was a line up where they practiced their punches and kicks on the strike pads.
At the end, there was time for them to work on their speed and let off some steam with some relay races where they had to zig zag up and down the course!
As usual the course was a great success, the date of the Chelmsford Tigers Easter Special Course will be announced shortly.