March 27, 2020 – Giri

WARM-UP:

Oyama Warm-up: Toes to head. No more than 5 minutes.

FLOOR KIHON (20x each side):

-Push forward, oi ago tsuki jodan, push back

-Push forward, oi ago tsuki jodan, gyaku tsuki chudan, push back.

-Push forward, oi ago tsuki jodan, gyaku tsuki chudan, gyaku mae geri jodan, set kicking leg back and then push back

-Push forward, oi ago tsuki jodan, gyaku tsuki chudan, gyaku mae geri jodan, set kicking leg back, oi mawashi geri chudan, push back.

-Push forward, oi ago tsuki jodan, gyaku tsuki chudan, gyaku mae geri jodan, set kicking leg back, oi mawashi geri chudan and before putting the foot down, turn it into oi mae geri jodan. Set foot down in front and push back.

CONDITIONING

-Hold a push-up position on the first two knuckles of each fist for as long as you can. Do not use carpet or concrete for this. Hardwood, tile or linoleum floor is recommended. Email Sensei with your time, and if someone can take a picture of you holding the stance, send that too!

KATA

-Taikyoku Sono Ichi, with double the moves and steps. For example, after you first go to the left with a gedan barai, go back to yoi, then turn and do another gedan barai. Then, step forward with a seiken chudan tsuki, step BACK, and then step forward again with the second seiken chudan tsuki.

-Once you have figured out this pattern and can perform taikyoku sono ichi effortlessly, perform one other kata the same way. Any kata of your choice!

MOBILITY

-Leg up on a table, countertop, or seat of a chair, depending on your stretch. 2 minutes each leg with toes up (mae geri).

-Same stretch but with toes out to the side (Yoko geri).

-If the stretches are way too easy, you can either find a higher surface for your foot, or focus on bringing your chest to the knee during the stretch.

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