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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Kihon Sono San - Third Kata (Formal Movement Exercise)

H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts and Citizen Schools students have been practicing the third Kata (Form or Formal Movement Exercise) which will be part of our WOW! performance.

The third Kata in Japanses is called " Kihon Sono San" or Basic Kata Number Three. This Kata differs from the first two in many ways, while the stances and general movement are the same or similar this kata is actually the first to introduce blocking making it a a more defense or counter oriented form. The students learned how to execute three standard blocks:

1 - Jodan Uke - Jodan mans Upper and Uke means Block - Upper Block.

2 - Chudan Soto Uke - Chudan means Middle, Soto means Outside to Inside,

and Uke means Block - Middle Outside to Inside Block.

3 - Gedan Barai - Gedan means Lower and Barai means Parry - Lower Parry or Lower Block


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