Tonight was rigorous and technical. We spent more or less the entire session going up and down, forward and back, doing gyakutsuki, oitsuki, soto uke and uchi uke. Relentless stuff, but enjoyable all the same; it is very hard not to improve through repetition.
About half way through we stopped to do some leg stretches. I'm disappointed how inflexible I am still. I am definitely improving in this regard, but nowhere near as much as I'd like. I need to double what I am currently doing, clearly.
Sensei praised us at the end for working hard, which is a very rare occurrence. I think it's because we all like these kinds of classes; it's nice to just spend a session doing karate.