Nijushi-ho

 (Streaming video from Amazon.com)





Nijushi-ho

Streaming video from Amazon.com

The kata Nijushi-ho demonstrates the smooth buildup of internal strength and impressive release of power that can be developed by the advanced karate-ka. This can be seen throughout the kata, especially in slow actions utilizing grabbing blocks followed by explosive counter-attacks, such as thrust kicks and punches. This is a common kata for the most advanced karateka in the Shotokan style of karate.

The kata is demonstrated by 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.

Detailed Breakdown:
The most difficult aspects of each kata are then demonstrated from a variety of angles, along with an explanation of the fine points of the movements.  Kata applications (bunkai) are also included.

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