JohnL started off showing us some footwork drills, which became a partner drill in maintaining proper distance.

He then showed us a "sensitivity" drill, where you had to keep the back of your hand touching your partner's, the idea being to (again) maintain distance as your partner moved around. Then we did it with one person closing their eyes! This excercise reminded me very much of Chi Sao practice from Wing Chun.

Lots of circular footwork in these drills, and with the sensitivity drill, it seemed more like KungFu than Shotokan.

He also showed us some kata applications against kick defenses, and even grappling stuff! JohnL knows his stuff.
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