Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

August 20th, 2017

This weeks technique is submitted by Sensei Steve Lott, Shorin-Ryu Kararte USA:

Onegai-shimasu Hanshi, Kyoshi, Sensei, Sempai, and Deshi

Before The Class Begins

Beginners – A critical time at the dojo – before the class.

Try to arrive at least 15 minutes before the class.

From the moment you walk on the deck your job is to work on improving technique.

Head directly for the most valuable tool in the dojo - the mirror. Begin with kata – slow motion. Each time you start a kata, begin by facing another direction. This will give you the opportunity to view all the moves.

If there is a high ranking belt on the deck ask them if they would observe and offer corrections. This is an invaluable time.

You should be perspiring before the class begins – before the customary “warmups.” Perspiring profusely is better still.

Continue these steps as your rank improves.

As your study of karate continues in the upcoming years take advantage of each one of these valuable moments before the class begins. It will pay off – bigtime.

Steve Lott