Today we held a Half Term Special Course for our Shotokan Tigers and High Grades.
The course started with a vocal warm up and introduction by all those who attended. There then followed a physical warm up and stretches to prepare for the Karate Classes.
The high grades were taken by Sensei Richard who taught a dynamic chair self defence routine with kicks, strikes, blocks, sweeps and throws.
Meanwhile Sensei Jane worked with the low grades on a series of exercises to develop their martial spirit, coordination and body control. Her students were tested as they developed their Karate techniques in a series of demanding routines. They also did some work on Kata (set forms).
The two classes then came together to do some light sparring when it was high grade versus low grade to build confidence. There was also time for more spirited sparring amongst the high grades.
As the course came to a conclusion, it was then time to start the games and have fun. As a Karate Club we look to develop amongst other things - agility, speed and balance. So the races we had ensured all three were covered!
Photo: The group show of their certificates - for a fun and wild photo of the group taken a minute later please visit our Club Facebook Page: