I had the dojo to myself tonight. I guess I had a bit of nervous tension to get rid of (no not that way!) After warming up I went into an explosive training routine working on plyometrics - which is about sudden contraction and explosiveness in movement. Think of a 100m runner on the starting blocks at the split second the gun is fired - kaboom!
Roundhouse kicks, side kicks, knee kicks and elbows were the techniques of choice.
After the intense session it was time for kata, and I started with the usual sanchin (both closed and open handed), followed by tensho and naihanchi.
I spent a fair amount of time going over Kushanku - first with some pace, then a few times slowly, slightly different tempos and emphasizing different aspects of movement. I just felt the need to go over the kata half a dozen times or so. It seemed right, and when training it's good just to go with the flow.
Session finished with qigong and stretching. I felt more balanced at the end of it, and I discovered a few minor points of detail for next time.