Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Finally back in the Dojo
I did my first ‘OFFICIAL TRAINING’ in the dojo today, since the ‘Japan State of Emergency Declaration’.
It was super to be back on the dojo floor; however, I decided to only do two hours in the dojo, and second training session was outdoors. My endurance level and strength has benefitted from the lockdown period as I spent more time working on power and endurance.
The dojo training consisted of Asai-ha Shotokan-ryu kihon-gata: Junro. Standard Shotokan kata: Hyakuhachiho (the old Suparinpei of Shotokan, which Asai Sensei called 'Hyakuhappo'). And koten-gata: Kibaken and Raiko.
Needless to say, it was great to ‘officially’ be allowed back into the dojo today. I certainly have no doubt that I’ll feel it tomorrow!
Osu and positive energy from Japan.