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Pull back the left foot to heiko-dachi apply hidari sokumen jodan uchi-uke.

Being able to move fast in and out of this stance has reaped reward in other Kata’s for me. This was my first taste of Asai-Ryu Kata! They are to improve deficiencies we have and to focus on particular techniques etc. Pull back the lead foot into migi ashi mae neko ashi dhodan with migi chudan soto-uke.

Tsukiwaza in kihon, kata and yakusoku kumite keeps the heel down and foot flat, but in freestyle practice, the heel drives then lifts.

Asai Kata – Junro Shodan

Unfortunately I only managed to train with Asai Shihan once. The key theme for Junro Shodan shoda re-using the same hand. Many of the Asai-Ryu Kata aren’t “shotokan-ised” and are used as a training aid to compliment Shotokan Kata.

Posted by Craig at dhodan Drive forward into migi zenkutsu-dachi with hidari chudan gyaku-zuki. Craig 3 June at Zenshin hidari chudan gyaku-zuki in migi zenkutsu-dachi. The Junro’s definitley add something to your Karate especially as they all have key themes that can be used to focus on possible weaknesses in our Karate. Wednesday, 1 June Junro Shodan: So t his is my first ever blog Advance with the left foot tsugi-ashi then pivoting degrees on the left heel move into hidari kokutsu-dachi with migi chudan uchi-uke.

Zenshin migi chudan gyaku-zuki. I have finally decided to move out of the ‘comfort zone’ and write my views on the JKS, Kata, Kumite, Kihon, in fact anything Karate-related! We also use transition techniques to allow us to repeat what we did on our left side with our right side. Newer Post Older Post Home. So continuing with the Kata, we turn gedan berai to the front, recoil into shoadn ashi dachi same hand uchi-uke then return syodan front stance gyaku-zuki.


Towards the end of the Kata we use open hand techniques, which, again, we don’t usually see until advanced level Kata’s. Oita City, Japan Just like basic kata, whatever we do on the left side we do on the right shodwn and repeat. This is a critical understanding in Karate.

More thoughts on Asai kata please. Asai Shihan practiced hunro Kata’s that he mastered and he added five junor, Junroin addition to the 26 Kata in the standard JKS syllabus. Un-weighting the lead leg to transfer weight and timing of techniques in relation to this: The key points of Ju nro Shodan are as follows: Just like the Heian Kata’s the shape of Junro Shodan is the same Selby Karateka 1 June at Some have attempted to ‘stylistically’ imitate the Junro; however, this is again pointless, as it misses their application for actual fighting.

In conclusion of shovan points discussed I believe that you should concentrate on the main points of. Turn 90 degrees clockwise and make migi gedan-barai facing ura shomen in migi zenkutsu-dachi. Advance into hidari zenkutsu-dachi with hidari chudan nobashi-zuki. Migi jodan shihon nukite yoko nukite transferring into migi-zenkutsu. The 40 movements of this kata, done in the way ‘they were originally designed’, result in a catapulted progression.

Craig Williams JKS England: Junro Shodan: What’s the Point?

Turn degrees into hidari kokutsu-dachi with migi jodan-barai. Drive forward with the lead leg into migi zenkutsu-dachi with hidari chudan gyaku-zuki. Basically if you’re not relaxed you cannot reuse the same hand effectively. Drop down moving the left leg outward to form kiba-dachi and execute hidari sokumen gedan-barai.


Today lets consider the objectives of Junro Shodan, followed by sbodan outline Craig 1 June at Turn 90 degrees to face shomen in hidari zenkutsu-dachi with hidari gedan-barai. Kaiten shinagara migi gedan-barai migi zenkutsu-dachi. Although I’m far from an an expert on any of the Junro Kata’s but I believe practicing Junro Shodan can help to develop contraction and expansion in the body to create relaxed power and therefore helps us to create the relaxed snapping feeling of our techniques.

Personally, this Kata has helped me to become more relaxed in my upper body and shoulders. Sadly, ‘Shotokanization’ of this kata for competitions and, indeed, nunro other kata from my late Senseihave largely invalidated their ‘purpose of design’.

Repeat movements on the opposite side. Shovan 7 August at Junro Shodan is the 1st of a series of five Kata’s and therefore is a taster of what’s to come in the other 4 Junro’s.

Junro Shodan (Slow Motion) – JKS Karate Club Swansea, Wales, UK.

Pull back the lead leg forming migi ashi mae neko ashi dachi with migi jodan age-uke. And equal to gravity is ground power. Turn degrees counterclockwise and repeat movements on the opposite side.

Having to co-ordinate hip and shoulder snap without a ‘natural’ pulling back hikite feeling has made me think more about my technique and feel ‘looser. What is your fav and why?