(Streaming video from Amazon.com)


Streaming video from Amazon.com

The kata Jiin is rarely practiced in Shotokan karate, mainly because it is not considered part of the kata curriculum of the Japan Karate Association. However, there is much curiosity among Shotokan practitioners about this kata, and therefore we present it here for those wishing to learn it.

The kata is demonstrated by Sensei Joel Ertl and Sensei Anita Bendickson.

The video includes:

Introduction and Embusen:
The kata is shown slowly with a general description of the main points. The kata is then demonstrated with the help of animated computer graphics so you can learn the “embusen” (performance line).

Move by Move:
Next the kata is demonstrated close up with verbal explanations to allow the student to follow along.

Full Speed Demonstration:
Sensei Ertl and Sensei Bendickson demonstrates the kata with the correct speed and tempo.