It’s been an interesting couple of weeks visiting several schools whilst setting up new karate classes for January. For much of this period Katarina has shadowed me in preparation before starting classes in her own area. In a way this has brought challenges because it’s made me take a step back and explain ‘why’ I do things the way I do. Having to explain logically, the things I do instinctively.
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One of the first stances taught in karate is ‘kiotsuke’, literally stand to ‘attention’, with feet together, spine straight, chest open, shoulders back and head up.
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Karate is a curious thing. You can do a sequence of movements for years, seeing them so clearly, painting over any gaps with your own ideas to dispel self-doubt in your understanding, and then a teacher reveals them in a different light resulting in a paradigm shift spiralling you upwards.
Continue reading “Reflections on a recent trip to Okinawa”