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

Aug 21, 2016 – Killarney Dojo

6 Sep

Osu, this is Linda.

This week, Shihan Tats tasked me with leading the warm-up, Kihon, and extra-workouts portions of the White Belt Level #1 and #2 class once again. I tried to encourage the students to count from 1 – 10 in Japanese during some of the warm-up exercises, but I also gave them the option of counting in English if they weren’t comfortable with counting in Japanese yet.

During the later half of this class, Shihan Tats tasked me with reviewing blocking techniques once again to the students.

During the break time of the White/ Stripe Level #1 and #2 class, Shihan Tats tasked me with writing receipts for several of the students who handed in their forms and fees for the upcoming belt-test.

This week, Shihan Tats tasked me with reviewing Kata to several students in the White/ Stripe Level #1 and #2 class once again. Afterwards, Shihan Tats individually tested each student on their Kata to prepare them for the upcoming belt-test.

Osu,
– Linda

Aug 14, 2016 – Killarney Dojo

6 Sep

Osu, this is Linda.

This week, Shihan Tats taught the students of the White Belt Level #1 and #2 class how to properly enter the Dojo (by doing two bows).

This week, Shihan Tats tasked me with leading the warm-up, Kihon, and extra-workouts portions of the White Belt Level #1 and #2 class once again.

This week, the students of this class participated in several games and exercises which consisted of:
– running followed by 10 punches
– running followed by 10 kicks
– duck-walking
– push-ups
– squats
– army-crawling
– bear-crawling

This week, Shihan Tats tasked me with reviewing Kata to several students in the White/ Stripe Level #1 and #2 class once again. Afterwards, Shihan Tats individually tested each student on their Kata.

Osu,
– Linda

Aug 07, 2016 – Killarney Dojo

9 Aug

Osu, this is Linda.

This week, Shihan Tats tasked me with leading the warm-up, Kihon, and extra-workouts portions of the White Belt Level #1 and #2 class.

During the later half of this class, Shihan Tats tasked me with reviewing the following techniques once again:
1. Uraken Mawashi Uchi
2. Gedan Barai
Today’s focus was on proper back hand placement (The back hand being placed at the side of the upper ribs with the palm facing upwards), and proper leading hand execution (Having the leading hand facing the ear before striking downwards).

This week, Shihan Tats tasked me with reviewing Taikyoku Ichi to several students in the White/ Stripe Level #1 and #2 class once again. I put more of a focus on counts 8 and 16 since several of the students were having trouble during these turns.

Osu,
– Linda

July 24, 2016 – Killarney Dojo

9 Aug

Osu, this is Linda.

This week, I spent the Kihon portion of the White Belt Level #1 and #2 class correcting Sanchin stances. Afterwards, I got the students to strike my hand as a target.

During the later half of this class, Shihan Tats tasked me with reviewing the techniques:
1. Uraken Mawashi Uchi
2. Gedan Barai
I went over both Uraken Mawashi Uchi and Gedan Barai as a group to get the students to familiarize themselves with the two techniques. Afterwards, I went to each individual student to take a look at their Uraken Mawashi Uchis and Gedan Barais. Afterwards, I told them what they were doing well. I also told them what they needed to work on to further improve their techniques.

Afterwards, I tested the students on their knowledge of Japanese terminology which included:
1. Seiken
2. Uraken
3. Obi
4. Dogi
5. Dojo

This week, Shihan Tats tasked me with reviewing Taikyoku Ichi to several students in the White/ Stripe Level #1 and #2 class once again. Since they were able to perform the Kata without any mistakes while facing the front of the Dojo, I got them to try to perform the Kata while facing four separate directions of the Dojo.

Afterwards, Shihan Tats individually tested each student on their Kata.

Osu,
– Linda

July 17, 2016 – Killarney Dojo

9 Aug

Osu, this is Linda.

This week, Shihan Tats tasked me with leading the warm-up and Kihon portions of the White Belt Level #1 and #2 class. I gave the students the option to pick which techniques they preferred to do first during the kicking portion of the class. I also noticed that many of the students were rather quiet at first, so I tried to encourage them to Kiai louder by getting them to compete with one another to see who had the loudest Kiai.

This week, Shihan Tats tasked me with reviewing Taikyoku Ichi to several students in the White/ Stripe Level #1 and #2 class once again. Once they were able to perform the Kata without any mistakes while facing the front of the Dojo, I paired all of the students up, then got them to face one another. Afterwards, I got them to try to perform the Kata while mirroring their partners.

Osu,
– Linda