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 …

Pinan Nidan

Pinan Nidan again focuses on stances and stance transitions, but utilizes a number of additional strikes, blocks, blocking combinations, and guarding strategies. It generally follows the same pattern of movement over the floor as Pinan Shodan, though there are some significant differences. You should notice the pattern in these Kata that you always look at 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 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 …

Rotational Delivery

Within Tensoku Ryu when we issue a block we want to ensure the block makes contact with the opponent using what we refer to as rotational delivery. This method of blocking provides many benefits often not considered or available with typical blocking methodologies. We will cover these basic delivery mechanisms for this blocking style and Read More …