Jun 02

Shihan Futamata

Tag: General,KarateEmily @ 2:47 pm

Shihan Futamata, a famous karate instructor from Japan, is visiting our dojo this week. He’s pretty hardcore! He has been teaching all of us a bo kata called “Shushi No Kun.” I’m pretty bruised up because you have to hold the bo differently for this kata and hit your arms with it instead of your sides (which seem to take the beating better). We all got pictures with him on Tuesday night after black belt class. He gave us an amazing workout; and of course he taught it all in Japanese! We didn’t understand any of it, except for stances, blocks and strikes (since the names of those are already in Japanese) but it was fun anyway, and we learned a lot.

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