2021 Kick-off with Shihan Brian Jooste

Social distancing and masks didn’t stop Shihan Brian Jooste from giving a class that challenged a small collection of seniors at the St. Thomas’s church hall in Rondebosch today. Taking simple sections out of kata and making minor stepping changes resulted in completely different positional outcomes and tested our ability to not be tied to the kata directions and angles that are drilled into us. He showed how we can become restricted by training ‘parrot fashion’, losing the ability to respond fluidly and adapt kata ‘on the fly’.

A great, and challenging session.

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