Saturday, October 18, 2008


Congratulations to Renshi Craig Sargent and to Zachary Helm.  Both earned their yellow belts in class Thursday.  Zach looked a bit under the weather, but managed to hold it all together.  I would also point out that Renshi Craig is actually overcoming what can be a distinct disadvantage for some students: he comes with an advanced Black Belt in a hard style of karate.  These are two very different styles, with markedly different approaches to self-defense.  Congratulations to both of you.

This week's video features deashi harai.  Note how the instructor sweeps at the foot crossing the body's centerline just before all the weight is committed to the foot.