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Friday, May 14, 2010

More Asai Ryu Kata Uploaded

I have uploaded a few more kata from Latvia,
  • Joko Sansei
  • Joko Yonsei
  • Di Ni (Dai Ni Ken)
  • Di San (Dai San Ken)
  • Di Yon (Dai Yon Ken)
  • Kokutsu Dachi No Kata
Joko Sansei and Yonsei are as I remember Sensei Brian Toomey and Sensei Kato teaching them at Whitchurch Hombu dojo.
However I have a totally different recollection of the Di kata. I remember Kato Sensei teaching them nearly 10 years ago, but I am not sure if they evolved many times, like most of the Asai kata. I discussed the Dai kata with Sensei Stacey from Tuam when I was over there and I believe that IJKA Ireland follow the kata similar to those practiced in Latvia, but I would be interested in your comments.
Kato Sensei also taught Kokutsu Dachi No Kata a few years ago. I was working on my back stance at the time and I was also exploring some of the Dan grade kata like Kanku Sho. This Kata greatly assisted a small level of improvement in my back stance and helped with transition of weight while moving.

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