Thank you for the great feedback to my kicking training question. I have another point that if anyone has any information/advice I would really appreciate it. I am currently doing a lot of self/lone training most weekday mornings due to lack of transport preventing me from attending class; I usually only manage to get to one session a week. I work in a school that has an old gym used as a dance studio – an excellent training space with mirrors to check technique. Usually I practice for about 30 mins before school starts. I am concerned about the degree of ‘skill fade’ as a used to be able to train four times a week.
I mainly practice kata and kihon/grading combinations and try to work on individual kata sections (changing emphasis eg sometimes tension, stepping et al). Does anyone have much experience with self training and has any recommendations and advice? Furthermore, I compete quite regularly in a kumite squad but due to my transport issues can rarely train with others. Any advice on that point too?
Many thanks guys.