Thursday 20 October 2011

The home of Shotokan in the South Island

There has been some super training sessions over the last few weeknights.


Tonight we ran through Bassai-sho, Jitte, Hangetsu, Gankaku, Meikyo and Gojushiho-sho. Then jiyu-kumite "shikake-waza", Bassai-dai and sections of Junro-nidan kata were practiced in the general class.

Yesterday, merely high repetitions of stationary kizami-zuki kara gyaku-zuki and mae-geri (migi & hidari zenkutsu-dachi).

And the day before that it was extensive ido-kihon and the five Heian kata, Tekki-shodan, Junro-shodan, & Bassai-dai.

Monday was focused on impact training and some oyo (application) principles from the kata.


Besides being the home of Asai-ryu in New Zealand, the Christchurch Karate Club is truly unparalleled in the South Island, insofar as traditional Shotokan Karate is concerned. It is not the best Shotokan club in the South Island, it is the only one!

© André Bertel (2011). Christchurch, New Zealand.

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