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    Jion Kata Shotokan


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    Jion Kata Shotokan

    Post  Unsu on Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:12 am

    Ji'in, Jion, and Jitte form a group of kata used in Shotokan and other karate styles, beginning with the same characteristic kamae of the left hand covering the right, which apparently has roots in ancient Chinese boxing. Their origin is thought to be from the Tomari-te school.Contents [hide]
    1 Ji'in
    2 Jion
    3 Jitte
    4 External links
    5 See also


    Ji'in (translated: "Temple grounds") is important for the execution of many simultaneous techniques and the often-repeated stances, enabling swift changes of direction while maintaining balance, power and steps of equal length. It has, however, been removed from the Japan Karate Association teaching and grading syllabus.

    Jion (translated: "Temple" or "Temple of love and goodness") is a representative kata in the Shotokan system because of the importance of the perfection of the basic stances it contains, notably zenkutsu dachi (front stance) and kiba dachi (horse stance).

    The mastery of Jitte (translated: "ten hands") should in theory enable one to face ten adversaries. Some[who?] claim that the name is derived from the position of the raised fists, resembling a type of sai known as a jitte, which occurs a number of times in the kata. This rather short kata of only 24 movements contains a number of defenses that can be implemented against the bo. Also known in some styles as Sip Soo.

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