Today’s Junro Shodan, performed by JKS members at today’s JKS Open championship Well done one and all. Oss. Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.

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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.

Kaiten shinagara migi gedan-barai migi zenkutsu-dachi. This is a critical understanding in Karate. Personally, this Kata has helped me to become more relaxed in my upper body and shoulders. The main theme is: 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.

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! This was my first taste of Asai-Ryu Kata!

Asai Kata – Junro Shodan – Black Belt Wiki

Sadly, ‘Shotokanization’ of this junto for competitions and, indeed, the other kata from my late Senseihave largely invalidated their ‘purpose of design’. Advance with the left foot tsugi-ashi then pivoting degrees on the left heel move into hidari kokutsu-dachi with migi chudan uchi-uke.


The points found in Junro Shodan expand to the most advanced Koten-gata and, in turn, boost the understanding of the standard Shotokan-Ryu kata.

Zenshin migi jhnro gyaku-zuki.

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

Bunbu Dojo 1 June at 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 junnro and juunro in the body to create relaxed power and therefore helps us to create the relaxed snapping feeling of our techniques. Tsukiwaza in kihon, kata and yakusoku kumite keeps the heel down and foot flat, but in freestyle practice, the heel drives then lifts.

Posted by Andre Bertel at Monday, November shhodan, In conclusion of the points discussed I believe that you should concentrate on the main points of. This point transcends Junro and is one of the core aspects that separates sports karate and the bujutsu martial arts karate of the past.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Just like the Heian Kata’s the shape of Junro Shodan is the same Turn degrees into hidari kokutsu-dachi with migi jodan-barai. The same goes for other Asai-Ryu Kata.

Asai Kata – Junro Shodan

We also use transition techniques to allow us to repeat what we did on our left side with our right side. The key points of Ju nro Shodan are as follows: More thoughts on Asai kata please. Selby Karateka 1 June at What is your fav and why? Turn degrees and repeat movements on the opposite side.

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Drop down moving the left leg outward to form kiba-dachi and execute hidari sokumen gedan-barai. Drive forward into migi zenkutsu-dachi with hidari chudan gyaku-zuki. Craig 7 August at Turn 90 degrees to face shomen in hidari zenkutsu-dachi with hidari gedan-barai.

He didn’t design them for the sake of it. Unfortunately I only managed to train with Asai Shihan once. Wednesday, 1 June Junro Shodan: Zenshin hidari chudan gyaku-zuki in migi zenkutsu-dachi. Basically if you’re not relaxed you cannot reuse the same hand effectively.

Many of the Asai-Ryu Kata aren’t “shotokan-ised” and are used as a training aid to compliment Shotokan Kata. Some have attempted to ‘stylistically’ imitate the Junro; however, this is again pointless, as it misses their application for actual fighting.

And equal to gravity is ground power. Hope you all enjoy reading! So continuing with the Kata, we turn gedan berai to the front, recoil into neko ashi dachi same hand uchi-uke then return into front stance gyaku-zuki. Being able to move fast in and out of this stance has reaped reward in other Kata’s for me. Drive forward with the lead leg into migi zenkutsu-dachi with hidari chudan gyaku-zuki.