Monday, July 03, 2006

Jo Kata 1 With Context

T. felt like swinging some sticks so she came to class tonight. T. G. sensei warmed us up then we practiced some suburi. We went through Jo Kata #1 several times then started working in threes to show the attacks that the kata is defending against. That helps give the kata some context which can help us focus on what the various motions are intended to accomplish. We also played with the tempo. Some of the combinations of movements should happen much quicker than others. Fun! It was warm but not too bad.

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