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The kata Jion is kata is very good for large and tall karate-ka. It is typically practiced by the brown belt and lower levels of black belt 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.
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.
Full Speed Demonstration:
Sensei Bendickson demonstrates the kata with the correct speed and tempo.
Jion is essential for the intermediate student of Shotokan karate. This set of downloadable videos will prepare the student to learn the more advanced katas of Shotokan Karate.