Kata: No full kata were practiced however a few sequences from various kata were used to apply the above points drilled in the kihon-geiko. Firstly, the opening of Unsu up until the final gyaku-zuki before going to the ground for mawashi-geri. Secondly, and also from Unsu, the two haito-uchi combinations concluding with migi gyaku-zuki. Thirdly, the opening movement of Jion in isolation (pictured above). And forthly, the final shuto uke in Sochin through to the mikazuki-geri and muso gamae.
I feel that the theme, which overshadowed yesterday's practice was 'technical maturity', which is largely based on 'moderation'. Practicing in zenkutsu dachi, and not obstructing hip action, via excessive stance length, is just one small example of ' technical moderation' (which is the cornerstone of technical maturity in karate).