fredag 20 april 2012


For the past 2 weeks everything in my life seems to have been standing still. I've had little or no motivation to do anything. It's not the training that's not inspiring any more, but it has affected my training. Sometimes everyone hits a mental snag now and then in life, and this has been one of mine. And due to that I haven't had much to write about... But life goes on and I'm mentally feeling better again and am able to train again.

This weekend we're having a club camp, ending on Sunday with a club championship. I'm participating as a judge this time, although it would have been fun to participate as a karateka. Maybe next time! We're also having a guest trainer on Saturday from our mother- club Vågsbygd. It'll be fun to get some more inspiration from the "outside" of our little club. Though we have few participants, it will be fun having a camp just for the club!

torsdag 5 april 2012

My kata

At the moment I'm struggling with getting to the next step in my katas. There are so many aspects I can improve on it's getting a bit overwhelming. When paying a visit at Vågsbygd this monday, I got some more pointers on what I need to improve. First of all I need to learn to move my arms the same time I move my legs to take a step. Apparently I wasn't doing that before! I could feel the difference between the movements, but I kept forgetting it. So it's something I really have to work on.

Below you can see me doing Bassai Dai at the SKAN- competition. It's not my best Bassai Dai. I feel I did it better before Christmas last year.

Somehow I also need to get my katas to look a bit more intimidating, but it's hard to improve on it as it feels like I'm doing the best I can. Perhaps the arms and leg movement will make it look and feel better once I re-learn every kata...

I know I will never finish on improving, and that's the fun part!