Thursday 3 September 2015

Bo Kata #1 and the 22-Count Ki Jo Kata

If you are familiar with the 22-count jo kata ('Ki Jo Kata #1') you might be interested to compare it with this video of 10th dan Hikitsuchi Sensei performing a Bo Kata. I was struck on watching this by the very close similarity with the 22-count jo kata. The two katas are not quite identical but they are certainly very, very similar.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent video, slight nuances probably due to length of bo and therefore taking a more central holding position. Perhaps the 22 was based on the bo kata ... jo being easier to carry on a Tokyo bus to class. Great post, thank you.