Hanashiro jion and Higa jion Kyudokan jion are very similar to one another throughout, though not identical. Something of a combination of the jion most similar to Hanashiro jion, and that of Mabuni or the Shidokan version, without various alterations found in Funakoshi jion, would seem to be closest to Itosu jion. Shidokan Miyahira jion is like Funakoshi jion in various sections, more than Hanashiro jion or Higa jion are, though overall it is like Hanashiro jion and Mabuni jion combined rather than saying Hanashiro jion and Funakoshi jion. Therefore, Hanashiro jion and Higa jion relate to each other, and Miyahira jion, Mabuni jion, and Funakoshi jion have relation to one another, while all the versions of jion are related to each other, stemming from Itosu jion primarily, with other influences as is clear to observe whether between comrades, or from different teachers as with Master Yuchoku Higa of Kyudokan Shorin Ryu.

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These katas also contain many techniques drawn from the katas being practiced in the Shuri region of Okinawa at that time. The name is taken to mean that once the five kata and their bunkai application are mastered, the karateka will be able to defend themselves adequately in most situations.

Ohtsuka was taught these katas by Gichin Funakoshi and Kenwa Mabuni. Kushanku Kushanku was the name of a Chinese public official who came to Okinawa in the s. Kushanku is one of the longest katas and it contains a wide variety of techniques. This kata is a requirement for brown belt gradings upward. Students will also be taught the applications of the form and are required to demonstrate these applications for gradings.

Ohtsuka was taught this kata by Funakoshi and Mabuni. It is said that Sokon Matsumura brought this kata back to Okinawa after a trip to China. Master Ohtsuka was taught this kata by Choki Motobu, who was one of the most feared fighters on the whole of Okinawa. The kata contains grappling, throwing and striking vulnerable areas. Many masters regard the techniques of this kata to be amongst the most effective of them all.

Ohtsuka himself said that there was something deep about Naihanchi and it would take more than a lifetime to master. Naihanchi is a very old kata and no one is sure of its exact origin. Seishan This kata is said by some to be the oldest of them all. It was introduced into Karate by Sokon Matsumura who was taught it while studying in China. Chinto Chinto was the name of a shipwrecked sailor and martial artist who taught Matsumura Chinese kempo.

Practise of this form will teach the student many grappling and throwing techniques in addition to developing stability and balance. Ohtsuka was taught this kata by Gichin Funakoshi. This kata was one of the most popular katas in history and it is believed to have originated in China. Wanshu Wanshu was the name of a Chinese envoy who came to Okinawa in the s. Wanshu taught the importance of fighting using evasive foot movements and this is reflected in the kata he inspired.

This kata also contains a number of throwing techniques. Ohtsuka was taught this kata by Kenwa Mabuni. Neiseishi Neiseishi means twenty-four steps and was created by Aragaki. With the exception of the Pinan series, Neiseishi is the only kata in Wado-Ryu of Okinawan origin, with the remainder originating from China.

This Kata includes grasping and countering techniques along with close-range striking. It is believed that this kata was developed by monks in China. Jion was the name of a temple in China and it is believed that this kata was developed at the temple, or by someone associated with it.

It is a long physically demanding kata and consistent practise of Jion will develop a strong body. Follow us.


The 27 Shotokan Kata

Secondo Funakoshi la conoscenza di questi kata permette al praticante di sapersi difendere in quasi tutte le occasioni. Inoltre questa serie di kata comprende quasi tutte le posizioni di base del karate Shotokan. Itosu divise ancora i tre kata nelle cinque forme esistenti, aggiungendovi alcune tecniche di kanku dai. La serie dei cinque pinan vide la luce tra il ed il Kanku-dai Kushanku Guardare il cielo grande Kanku-sho Guardare il cielo piccolo Kata okinawese noto come suolo del tempio, conosciuto in Giappone anche come shokyo. Il nome originale Jion-ji significava ad Okinawa suono del tempio. In Giappone amore e grazia.


Jion (monk)

Today I would like to share some thoughts on the historical development of these three kata. Historical Overview Regrettably, very little is known about the history of the kata group Jitte, Jiin and Jion. Allegedly, the origin of the kata lies in a Chinese Shaolin monastery called Jion-ji. On Okinawa the kata for the first time appear in the kata curriculum of Itosu Anko Sensei — , in whose school the kata are said to have played a minor role. Unfortunately, it is not known how these kata found their way into the karate of Itosu Sensei. Which theories are conceivable? At least Jion could be a kata Matsumura Sensei was familiar with.


Sensei Masahiko Tanaka · Jion Kata · Shotokan Karate-Do

Kata is alway more interesting to practice when you actually know some realistic applications behind the techniques. We hope you can use these ideas in your own training and teaching and please subscribe to this channel for more exciting karate educational videos in the future. In the case of kata, explanation of the brutal self-defense applications behind the movements were mostly removed from the teaching. These applications have remained largely a secret to most karateka for nearly a century. To this day, most karateka have little or poor knowledge of the application of the kata they practice every week. In the last few decades, many dedicated karateka have begun to search deeper to understand these techniques and reintroduce them to the teaching curriculum. We owe these diligent individuals our gratitude for their hard work and perseverance in making this exciting and valuable knowledge available to the public.

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