first as though going for the men, then lower the shinai to fence the tsuki-tare. Keep the upper body straight.Left foot follows in the right foot.
We practised also do- and kaeshi-do strikes. The strength of my do-strike has improved a lot since a month ago.
At the end we did jigeiko for about 20 mins. Here the things I learned from it:
- Don't turn before striking the kote. Step straight in.
- Try to use oji-waza more instead of using the defensive tsuki when the opponent comes.
- Don't be discouraged by men-strike being blocked. I should do more and improve the speed of my men-strike.