Current Kata for Saturday Classes: Jion


JionWe are now studying Jion (慈恩) in our Saturday classes.

You can see very good examples of people from the JKA doing the kata here and here. And here is part 1 of 3 of Yahara Sensei teaching Jion details.

Even if we’re beyond the kata you’re practicing, it’s great to begin to learn how techniques can be combined, and the practice in applying techniques is indispensable.

See you Saturday!

At SVSK our Saturday morning kata classes focus on one kata at a time. We typically spend four Saturdays on each kata:

Week 1: Overview/review of the kata
Week 2: Fine points of the techniques and the kata
Week 3: Hands-on practice to understand applications (bunkai)
Week 4: Variations in the kata