Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kata captured on video

Summer does provide me with the chance to capture my kata on video so that I can keep an eye on the progress of my efforts. So, with no further delay, I would like to share with you my latest Kihon Sono Ichi Kata.

If you would like to see the older video of the same kata, you can find it here:


It is from the year 2007.


Lizzie said...

Ya, your form looks much better now than a few years ago. I couldn't believe that was a kata though. I was really short and consisted of punches.

supergroup7 said...

Hi Lizzie, nice to see you again.

Thanks for checking up on me.

Well.. it's called a "Kata" because the word means "pattern/form", and this is a pattern.

Kihon Sono Ichi is a beginner's pattern that introduces blocks/punches, and turning. It is simple, and quick on purpose. However, the simpleness of it is deceptive, and the turning can be challenging because if you lose concentration you can forget if you did that side already or not.