Train the Mind Train the Body

I love Friday night classes, as they are usually geared towards sparring and kumite. My major weakness. We started with body conditioning and moved to focus pad drills. The emphases last night was on knee strikes. Fogarasi Sensei spoke to us about not only the importance of knee strikes, but the proper applications and distancing, both for competition and self-defense …

Mushin No Shin, or No-Mindness

Last night’s class was gruelling. Some students are preparing for an upcoming tournament. The class was going to be divided between those conditioning for this, and those in regular training. However, it was decided we would all follow the tournament prep.