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However, I have wanted to make a few add comments to my article for some time and I have decided that it is time. So with the above in mind here they are for your thoughts.
General things to remember:
- Keep your back straight except where bending (seems obvious but easily forgotten)
- It is an exercise and although it is based on real strikes and kicks and punches the main idea is to stretch and improve cardio, so all the moves may be exaggerated and can be done at different speeds.
- Don't let yourself be limited by artificial traditions. The exercise is tradition.
Finally let me say that, although Tandoku Renshu forms a part of a larger Kata it is practised as a stand-alone Kata also. Particularly by the Women in the early days of the Kodokan. So don't be afraid of practising it as such.