We've got an exam coming up on Sunday so today we mostly worked through different techniques and kata. Sensei also explained something of how to regulate your breathing correctly when doing kihon kata - breathing in on the blocks and out on the punches. I noticed it did have an effect on my performance (though who knows if that isn't just psychological?).
Afterwards as we were sitting around talking he got talking about how good karate is inseparable from a good group. That's easy to say, but I get what he means. The club has a good atmosphere and good people, and that feels like it's conducive for good karate. And that's a lot of 'goods'.