beginners in the awareness of their immediate surroundings with peripheral
focuses on 3 directions: forward, left and right.
student is taught to use a wall, car or other large object to protect
the majority of basic hand and arm techniques; the only leg techniques are
dynamic tension with breath control. Breathing is performed with the
techniques are performed slowly and with dynamic tension throughout the
learn objectivity, separating physical effort from mental focus.
on fluidity and circular movement; diversion of force rather than confrontation.
should be steady and flowing, as should blocks and strikes.
is often used by higher ranks to quickly re-establish breath control.
“Lull Before the Storm”
the strength and intensity used in Sanchin kata with the fluidity of
black belt kata, has both highs and lows emphasising the need for
appropriate force at the appropriate time.
very much on moving through all 8 directions [ front, back, left, right and
the 45 degree angles in between them ]
contains both high and low stances, techniques requiring power, and
techniques requiring not so much power but restraint or control.
“Lightning Strikes Twice”
applications of dead weight to pull opponents off balance, and sudden
direction reversals and double strikes.
of the Tornado”
kata exemplifies the devastating forces of nature, the left foot is
to the floor in the centre of this kata while the body forms sweeping in a
circle, executing 21 devastating manoeuvres
“Wrath of the Python”
“The Master of Darkness”
“The Dragon's Way”
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