Tensoku Ryu Hanbo Nidan Kata

This uses two Hanbo weapons simultaneously. This can be a very confusing Kata at first since you are moving both hands, often in completely different directions, at the same time. Take it easy at first. There is no rush to learn this form. You might even wish to learn the Kata using only the right Read More …

Tensoku Ryu Hanbo Shodan Kata

The Shodan demonstrates many common uses for this weapon. Because this weapon is relatively short in length you must remain aware that when blocking with both hands the hand nearest the opponent’s weapon should not grasp the weapon but should instead merely support it from behind in some manner. This hand should also be used Read More …

Kuikku Bouei Shodan

This is the first of the three Kuikku Bouei Kata. After you have learned the essential movements consider what you are doing at each step and how this affects your opponent. Practicing the individual sequences with another person may provide you with significant insights into what is happening and the benefits of each action. This Read More …

Tensoku Ryu Bo Nidan

This 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 Read More …

Tensoku Ryu Bo Shodan

This first deals primarily with fundamental blocks, strikes and throws using the Bo weapon. The Kata starts out with fairly simple movements and then slowly evolves into much more complex sequences of movement. Even so, this would still be considered to be a fairly basic Kata. Its primary purpose is to produce familiarity with use Read More …

Tensoku Ryu Jo Shodan

This introduces you to basic stances, hand positions, and hand transitions using the weapon. The Kata uses a variety of different blocks and strikes to accomplish its purpose. Please keep in mind that the stances, hand positions and transitions are the primary focus of this Kata . Emphasis should not be placed on the individual Read More …

Pinan Shodan

This first focuses a great deal on stances and stance transitions, blocking and striking combinations, and a variety of martial arts fundamentals such as looking in the direction that you will move before you initiate your movement. As with all things in the martial arts, you will be expected to execute these Kata with a Read More …

Kihonteki Kata

Students who are studying to achieve the Yellow Belt ranking must learn and become proficient at performing two Tensoku Ryu . These Kata (forms) are designed to reinforce knowledge of fundamental blocking and striking methods but also provide training on some stance work, guard positioning, , and angles. These two Kata were created by Richard Read More …

Kihonteki Nidan Kata

is intended to provide a mechanism for the practice and perfection of various . This is sometimes referred to as the Striking Set, but the Kihonteki Nidan name is preferred. Strikes within the Kata should be practiced in each of the following three different ways: Each strike should be delivered very slowly and deliberately with Read More …

Kihonteki Shodan Kata

Kihonteki Shodan is an introductory Kata intended to focus attention on angles, two basic stances, and fundamental blocks that every student should master. The Kata is also used to drill home the importance of having the hands in proper guard position. This Kata is sometimes referred to as the Blocking Set, but the Kihonteki Shodan Read More …