Oct 16, 2016 – Killarney Dojo

20 Oct

Osu, this is Linda.

This week, Shihan Tats reviewed the proper way of sitting down into Seiza once again to the students of the Beginners class.

This week, Shihan Tats taught the students of this class how to take Sanchin Dachi. This includes:
– The heel of the right foot aligning with the toes of the left foot
– Legs shoulder width apart
– Hands at shoulder height
– Feet pointed inwards
– Knees bent
– Right foot out

This week, Shihan Tats reviewed the jump-kick to the students of the White Belt Level #1 class.

Osu,
– Linda

Oct 09, 2016 – Killarney Dojo

20 Oct

Osu, this is Linda.

This week, Shihan Tats was away, so Sensei Keegan was here to fill in for him as the leading instructor for the students of the Beginners class, and the White Belt Level #1 class.

This week, Sensei Keegan reviewed the following Japanese terms to the students of the Beginners class:
– Uraken
– Seiken

This week, Sensei Keegan reviewed the technique, Uraken Mawashi Uchi to the students of the White Belt Level #1 class. He also taught them how to properly tie their Obis.

Osu,
– Linda

Oct 02, 2016 – Killarney Dojo

20 Oct

Osu, this is Linda.

This week, Shihan Tats reviewed the terms:
– Uraken
– Seiken

He reviewed the proper way of sitting down into seiza as well. He also went over the importance of keeping one’s guard up during the kicking portion of the class.

This week, Shihan Tats tasked me with leading the warm-up, and Kihon portions of the White Belt Level #1 class.

The games and extra-workouts portions of the class included the exercises:
– Running
– Push-ups
– Duck-walking

Osu,
– Linda

Sept 25, 2016 – Killarney Dojo

29 Sep

Osu, this is Linda.

This week, during the kicking portion of the Beginner’s class, Shihan Tats introduced several kicks to the students. They included:
– Hiza Geri
– Mae Geri
– Yoko Geri
– Mawashi Geri

This week, Shihan Tats tasked me with leading the warm-up, and Kihon portions of the White Belt Level #1 class.

The games and extra-workouts portions of the class included the exercises:
– Running
– Push-ups
– Tunnel race
– Army-crawling
– Duck-walking

Osu,
– Linda

Sept 18, 2016 – Killarney Dojo

29 Sep

Osu, this is Linda.

This week, Shihan Tats was away in L.A. for a seminar, so Sensei Keegan filled in for him for the students of the Beginner’s and White Belt Level #1 classes.

Sensei Keegan introduced several techniques to the students of the Beginner’s class. The techniques included:
– Seiken Ago Uchi
– Uraken Shomen Uchi
– Uraken Sayu Uchi

This week Sensei Keegan introduced the technique Uraken Mawashi Uchi to the students of the White Belt Level #1 class. He separated this technique into four separate movements, then gradually combined the movements together.

The games and extra-workouts portions of the class included the exercises:
– running
– push-ups
– squats
– tunnel race
– mountain climbers
– planking while clapping a partner’s hands

Osu,
– Linda

Sept 11, 2016 – Killarney Dojo

15 Sep

Osu, this is Linda.

This week, Shihan Tats taught the students of the Beginners class basic gestures, etiquette, and techniques from Kyokushin Karate. This includes:
1. How to bow while standing.
2. How to bow while sitting in Seiza.
3. How to sit down properly into Seiza.
4. How to stand up from Seiza.
5. Responding with Osu.
6. Kiaing.
7. Seiken Chudan Tsuki.
8. Seiken Jodan Tsuki.

Afterwards, Shihan Tats got the students to participate in several races which included running, and push-ups.

This week, Shihan Tats handed out Dogis to the students of the White Belt Level #1 class. We showed them how to tie their Obis.

Osu,
– Linda

Aug 28, 2016 – Killarney Dojo

6 Sep

Osu, this is Linda.

This week, instead of assisting Shihan Tats in teaching the students of the White Belt Level #1 and #2 class, I was tasked with helping Sempai Chi instruct the Orange Belt class since Sempai Shella was away sick, and Sempai Keegan was away.

This week, Shihan Tats taught the students of the White Belt Level #1 and #2 class for the first half of the class. Afterwards, he handed the class over to Chi and myself. The students reviewed Taikyoku Ichi, and participated in several races.

Afterwards, I assisted Sempai Chi in instructing the Orange Belt class. Chi taught the students of this class several kicking combinations to spice up the class.

Osu,
– Linda