Tensoku Ryu Bo Nidan

This Bo Kata will help you improve your handling speed and dexterity. The Kata can be performed using any Bo weapon, but a small thin Bo or a tapered Bo will be very beneficial if this Kata is performed in a tournament or as part of a demonstration. Once you become familiar with the movements you should strive to do this Kata with tremendous speed and agility.

In addition to the above more serious aspects of this Kata , the primary purpose of this Kata is to have fun. It is a robust, fast-paced, and intricate Kata that we hope you will appreciate for its inherent spirit and sense of joy.

Bo Nidan Kata Video

Bo Nidan Kata Procedure

StepMovement
IchiBegin with the traditional opening salutation.
NiUsing only the right hand, spin the weapon once over your head as you step forward R7 into Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F1 as you strike with Migi Shomen Uchi T1.
SanRotate CCW and step R3L7 as the weapon spins vertically on your left side. At the completion of the weapon spin settle into Hidari Sochin Dachi F4 and strike with Hidari Chudan Tsuki T4.
YonImmediately strike with Migi Chudan Ushiro Tsuki T8.
GoSpin the weapon vertically on your right side and step L3. Now vertically spin the weapon on your left side and step R7 into a Migi Sochin Dachi F1. Strike with Migi Yokomen Uchi T1.
RokuMove the right hand back toward the left hand so that both hands are near the end of the weapon. Rotate CCW 360° and concurrently spin the weapon over your head 720°. At the completion of these rotations step forward R1 into Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F5 and strike with Migi Shomen Uchi T5.
NanaSpin the weapon CCW over your head and then strike with Hidari Ura Yokomen Uchi T5.
HachiSpin the weapon over your head CW and strike with Migi Ura Yokomen Uchi T5.
KuSpin the weapon CCW over your head and step forward with the right leg into Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F5 as you strike with Migi Shomen T5.
JuStep back with the right leg to form Heiko Dachi F5 as you release your left hand and spin the weapon vertically on your right side. Begin by dropping the front of the weapon down and then complete one full 360° vertical spin on your right side.
Ju IchiAs the weapon completes its spin pass it behind your back and grab it with your left hand and then release your right hand. Now move the weapon toward your front and perform one vertical 360° spin in front of your torso.
Ju NiMove the weapon to your left side and perform a vertical 360° spin on your left side.
Ju SanAs this last spin completes, pass the weapon behind your back and grab it with your right hand. Release your left hand then complete one full 360° vertical spin on your right side.
Ju YonAs this spin completes raise the weapon to Jodan Level and begin a full horizontal spin of the weapon while it is above our head. Midway through this spin, grasp the weapon near the middle with the left hand and release your right hand.
Ju GoStep back R7 into Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi F3 and, as the spin completes, block with the Bo using Hidari Gedan Barai Uke T3 and strike with an open handed Migi Chudan Shotei Uchi T3.
Ju RokuGrasp the weapon with your right hand so it is forward of your left hand and spin the weapon vertically along your right side. As your right hand comes over the top, step back L6 into Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F3 and then strike with Migi Ura Yokomen Uchi T3.
Ju NanaMove the weapon to your left side and begin to spin it vertically on your left side. As your left hand comes over the top, step back R7 into Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi F3 and then strike with Hidari Ura Yokomen Uchi T3.
Ju HachiWithout stepping, turn to form Migi Sochin Dachi F1. Spin the weapon vertically in front of you T1. As the right hand comes to the top, step back R6 into Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi F1 and deliver the following rapid sequence of strikes: Migi Shomen Uchi, Hidari Age Kin Uchi, and Migi Yokomen Uchi.
Ju KuStep back L8 into Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F1 and deliver the following sequence of strikes: Hidari Shomen Uchi, Migi Age Ken Uchi, and Hidari Yokomen Uchi.
Ni JuGrasp the weapon with your left hand near the middle of the weapon such that your left thumb is under the weapon. Release your right hand. Begin spinning the weapon vertically with only your left hand so that your thumb moves upward. After the weapon has spun roughly 180° grasp it near the middle with your right hand. Continue spinning the weapon, step L5 into a deep Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi F1 and strike with Migi Bo Ura Empi Uchi T1.
Ni Ju IchiSpin the weapon over your head as you lower your right knee to the ground. Upon establishing a Hidari Iaigoshi Dachi strike with Migi Hiza Uchi T1. Immediately deliver Morote Age Uke T1.
Ni Ju NiPlace the right end of the weapon firmly into the floor and then rise up to Hidari Sochin Dachi F1. Invert both hands in sequence (not concurrently) and step L4R4 to form Hidari Sochin Dachi F5 as you sweep the lower end of the weapon back T3 at the Gedan Level and then up and forward to strike with Hidari Yokomen Uchi T5.
Ni Ju SanStep back R6 to form Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi F1 and perform the following sequence of actions: strike with Migi Shomen Uchi T1, strike with Hidari Nodo Tsuki T1, strike with concurrent Migi Yokomen Uchi and Migi Mikazuki Geri T1. Do not return the kick but instead step R3 to form Migi Juji Dachi and strike with Migi Chudan Tsuki T1. Spin CCW and then step R6 to form Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi F1 and strike with Migi Bo Empi Uchi T1.
Ni Ju YonStep back L8 to form Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F1 and perform the following sequence of actions: strike with Hidari Shomen Uchi T1, strike with Migi Nodo Tsuki T1, strike with concurrent Hidari Yokomen Uchi and Hidari Mikazuki Geri T1. Do not return the kick but instead step R4 to form Hidari Juji Dachi and strike with Hidari Chudan Tsuki T1. Spin CW and then step R8 to form Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F1 and strike with Hidari Bo Empi Uchi T1.
Ni Ju GoPerform your signature spin sequence. This should include at least one vertical spin on your right side, one vertical spin on your left side, one vertical spin directly in front of you, and one horizontal spin over your head. This is your signature spin, so it can include any number of these spins in any order. Experiment with something that is repeatable and that feels good to you. At some point during your spin step back with the right leg to form Heisoku Dachi F1.
Ni Ju RokuRelease your left hand and return the weapon to its starting position as the left arm falls comfortably to your left side. Rei. Yame

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