I (Mervin) taught class. After stretching we worked on ippon kumite with three different block punch counters. The counters started with front hand doing a down block and rear hand countering. We switched that up so the rear hand did the down block and the front did the punch while stepping back into front stance. We tried not to lose the feeling of being in while stepping. We transitioned from there into kiba dachi zuki. McCord and Randy showed up a bit late as we were splitting up into kata. Blaine took them and worked on Heian Shodan. I worked with Justin, Matt, Alberto and Ross on all five Heians and Tekki Shodan. We focused on getting in. Between kata I provided some break downs for the movements. My applications of kata technique (bunkai) tend to be brutal yet effective. I used Ross to demonstrate a meaning for the 270 degree turns in Heian Shodan and Nidan. I call it the pony tail of death. It worked like a charm on Ross. While the technique works on an opponent with a pony tail, the ear can be grabbed as well. Finished on time but it seemed as though no one wanted to leave.