Another new kata?
Although new to most of us they are not new to the IJKA or Karate in general.
The first Kata was Meikyo Nidan, the second of three Meikyo kata, the first is in the standard Shotokan 26 syllabus. Meikyo Nidan is an Asai Kata based on Matsumura Rohai. It stands out with the use of the relatively unusual "Sagi ashi dachi" stance (Crane leg or Heron foot stance).
Asai Sensei taught Meikyo Nidan from the mid 80's onwards, firstly to other JKA instructors and then more generally from the early to mid 90's.
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