Monday, July 31, 2006

Jo Kata #2

After warming up with some suburi we worked on the Lucas Kata.

The Lucas Kata:
Start in gyakutsuki, pull the jo back with the left hand sliding the right hand toward (but not all the way to) the front end of the jo then, while stepping back with the right foot the left had pushes the back end of the jo around in front to parry an incoming shomen strike and the jo flips up into hasso no kamai. We did this individually and in pairs then we did it in a circle where the one in the middle moves between the surrounding people. Fun!

We worked on Jo Kata #2 for the rest of the class. I remembered it pretty well once we got started but I don't think I would have been able to lead it.

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