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krozor
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

I have been doing Ishinryu karate for about 5 weeks(2 hours a week) and this monday I have to perform my first kata in front of the class. The problem is that I was shown the kata twice by one of the other students performing it but I still can't do it correct and seem to forget what I have to do. I really want to perform the kata well on monday but without knowing what the kata is called or finding any info online I can't practice. Can anyone tell me what the first kata might be called or a website showing me the steps to performing it.

Thank-you
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not familiar with Ishinryu at all much less the katas, but I am sure that for someone who has only been training for five weeks, you are doing just fine as long as you try your best and you are showing a lot of concern for improvement and details So far so good as far as I can tell

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you describe the first group of moves in the kata? Does the name Seisan ring a bell?

http//www.isshinryu.com/index.htm

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krozor
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The name Seisan does not ring a bell sorry.. I do remeber that the first move is a left downward punch. You body is facing forward i think and the punch is at a angle facing your knee kinda. Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turn to the left and down block. Continuing to the left step and punch.

180 degree turn and down block. Continuing to the right step and punch.

Turn to the front and down block.
Step and punch 3 times?

Ring a bell?


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G95champ
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2002 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If SaifightsMS is right the kata is Taikyoku Shodan from Shotokan. The first Heian Kata starts much the same as well with the escape added.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many styles add introductory kata that are not traditonally part of their styles cirriculum. Actually the beginning I described is know by 5 or 6 different names. It is practiced by many styles.
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krozor
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for everybodys help

From what people have have posted I would guess the kata is Heian shodan. It sounds right including the moves and the way the kata starts. I have done some research and will do some basic pratice. Hopefully all will be cool tomorrow..

Thanks again
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck, krozor! And welcome to the forums, by the way.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2002 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krozor come back and tell us how it went. Heian katas are not generally practiced in Isshinryu.
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