Alternate Passai Sho Kata

Again we provide you with an alternate version of this Kata. Once more you are neither required to study nor demonstrate this Kata and it will not be part of your formal training or ranking examinations. We provide it solely to offer you some insight into how other styles view these Kata and to present some additional movement sequences that are found in these Kata.

The procedure below relies heavily on octagon angle abbreviations and on definitions for common Passai Kata sequences. You may wish to review the information in the See Also section at the bottom of the page if you are not familiar with these topics.

Alternate Passai Sho Kata Procedure

StepStance TransitionMovementNotes
IchiEstablish Heiko Dachi F1.Perform the traditional opening salutation.
NiSlide the left foot forward to form an extended Hidari Neko Ashi Dachi F1 and hold this position for a few seconds. Now quickly shift your weight onto your left leg then step R1L7 to form Migi Juji Dachi F1.Migi Jodan Morote Shotei Uchi T1.This is a reinforced palm strike. The left hand is placed at the right wrist. You might also deliver Migi Mae Geri as you step R1 during the transition to the Juji Dachi.
SanStep back L8 to form Migi Kokutsu Dachi F1.Maintain hand positions.Think about how you might use this as manipulation.
YonStep R5 and turn CCW to form Hidari Kokutsu Dachi F2.Hidari Jo Grab T2.The open left hand rises upward toward Chudan level. Some martial arts styles do similar movements in a slow and controlled manner. This would depend on your envisioned Bunkai.
GoPull the right leg inward and rotate CW to form Hidari Renoji Dachi F3Deliver Hidari Gedan Barai T3.
RokuRotate CW and shift into Migi Renoji Dachi F4.Deliver Migi Gedan Barai T4.
NanaStep L7 to form Hidari Sochin Dachi F4.Migi Age Shotei Uchi T4.This is a temporary transitional movement that leads directly to the next sequence. Try to think of Bunkai that would encompass this and the next movement.
HachiShift back to form Hidari Kokutsu Dachi F4.Hidari Jo Grab T4.This is similar to the movement at Yon above.
KuPull the right leg in to form Migi Renoji Dachi F7.Migi Shuto Uchi T7.This Shuto hooks inward until it rests against your center chest wall.
JuMigi Yoko Geri T7 with concurrent Migi Chudan Ura Haito Uchi T7.The hand strike is an open hand palm up ridge hand, striking with the thumb side of the hand. This is a relatively weak hand strike, so what else might be going on here?
Ju IchiPlant the kicking leg T4 to form Kiba Dachi F4.Issue a right open hand parry then a subsequent left open hand parry, both T1.
Ju NiClose the open left hand then pull the left hand in briskly as you strike with Migi Chudan [Ken Tsuki T1.This could easily imply we are pulling the opponent into a strike. What else might we be doing?
Ju SanStrike with Hidari Chudan Ken Tsuki T1.
Ju YonWithout stepping shift into Hidari Kokutsu Dachi F5.Hidari Gedan Barai T5 and concurrent Migi Ura Chudan Uke T5.Your right hand ultimately moves up near your right ear.
Ju GoWithout stepping shift into Migi Kokutsu Dachi F7.Migi Gedan Barai T7 and concurrent Hidari Ura Chudan Uke T7.Your left hand ultimately moves up near your left ear.
Ju RokuStep L7 into a temporary Migi Teiji Dachi F1.Both open hands adopt an effective guard position.
Ju NanaStep R7 into Migi Kokutsu Dachi F1.Migi Shuto Uchi F1 and concurrent Hidari Shuto Uchi T1.Dual Shuto strikes. The right hand is higher than the left.
Ju HachiStep L5 into Hidari Kokutsu Dachi F1.Hidari Shuto Uchi. Right hand adopts an effective guard position.Single Shuto strike.
Ju KuStep R7 into Migi Kokutsu Dachi F1.Migi Shuto Uchi T1 and concurrent Hidari Shuto Uchi T1.Dual Shuto strikes. The right hand is higher than the left.
Ni JuStep back R6 to form Hidari Kokutsu Dachi F1.Hidari Shuto Uchi. Right hand adopts an effective guard position.Single Shuto strike.
Ni Ju IchiStep slightly L5 to form Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi F1.Open hand Migi Ura Chudan Uke T1 rotating into a reinforced Migi Dori T1.The left hand wraps over the right wrist during the grab.
Ni Ju NiRaise the right knee T1 then rotate into Migi Yoko Geri T1.Raising the right knee might suggest a knee strike or some form of manipulation before the kick. How might the prior grab and then this sequence work in concert?
Ni Ju SanStep R5 and rotate CCW to form Hidari Kokutsu Dachi F2Morote Seoi Dori then pull in and downward briskly.Sometimes you will see dual Tettsui Uchi that strike behind the neck and pull inward instead of the dual shoulder grab. Either works to pull someone forward or freeze their position.
Ni Ju YonShuffle forward slightly L6R6 to form Hidari Kokutsu Dachi F2.Strike with Chudan Morote Ura Tsuki T2.This strikes are concurrent with the shuffle.
Ni Ju GoMigi Mikazuki Geri T2.This occurs without any prior stance change.
Ni Ju RokuPlant the kicking leg T8 to form Migi Sochin Dachi F2.Place your left fist into your open right hand and press both hands forward T2.This might be used as a reinforced push, but might have other uses as well.
Ni Ju NanaWithout stepping look over your left shoulder T1.Hidari Mawashi Ushiro Empi Uchi T1.
Ni Ju HachiRotate CCW and step R7 to form Migi Zenkutsu Dachi F1.Hidari Chudan Tettsui Uchi T1 followed by Migi Oi Tsuki T1.The first strike occurs during the stance transition.
Ni Ju KuRotate CCW to face A2.Migi Mikazuki Geri T2
San JuPlant the kicking leg R8 to form Migi Sochin Dachi F2.Place your left fist into your open right hand and press both hands forward T2.This might be used as a reinforced push, but might have other uses as well.
San Ju IchiPull the right leg back to form Migi Han Kokutsu Dachi F2Hidari Mikazuki Geri T2
San Ju NiPlant the kicking leg L6 to form Hidari Sochin Dachi F2.Place your right fist into your open left hand and press both hands forward T2.This might be used as a reinforced push, but might have other uses as well.
San Ju SanMigi Mikazuki Geri T2
San Ju YonPlant the kicking leg R8 to form Migi Sochin Dachi F2.Place your left fist into your open right hand and press both hands forward T2.This might be used as a reinforced push, but might have other uses as well.
San Ju GoRotate CCW then place the left leg T5 to form Hidari Neko Ashi Dachi F5.Issue a right inward parry then circle the left hand up and out until you can deliver Morote Shuto Uchi T5.The left hand is higher than the right hand.
San Ju RokuStep L7 to form temporary Hidari Juji Dachi F7.Deliver left parry T7.This entire sequence is transitional.
San Ju NanaShift your weight onto your left leg and extend the right leg T7 to form Migi Neko Ashi Dachi F7.Circle the right hand up and out until you can deliver Morote Shuto Uchi T7.The right hand is higher than the left.
San Ju HachiPull the right foot in to establish Heiko Dachi F1.Yoi.
San Ju KuPerform the closing salutation and Yame.

See Also

The Octagon
Common Passai Kata Sequences

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