JI'IN - kata & application volume 27
Ji'in is a stange kata. There are examples of major Shotokan organisations ceasing the practice of it, and yet it undoubtably makes up part of the Jion family of kata.
In this video, over an hour long, John Burke sensei reveals the variety of applications that the kata can be used for. As the kata is normally taught to high graded black belt practitioners the type of thing covered here is rarely seen.
Realistic distances, situations, and responses, and how the moves from the kata can be used to throw, lock-joints, attack nerve, blood, and airwThe set forms of Karate are often seen as little more than tools towards rank advancement in commercial Karate schools. By using the techniques the way that they are shown in these videos, John Burke sensei returns the practice of kata to the central theme of the martial arts: how to protect yourself from harm. Rather than the usual demonstrations that show long range martial arts techniques used in a formal manner, these presentations reveal the close-in nature of self defence. These are big files, and they build into a set which could keep a Karate teacher going for a long time, just teaching a little bit of this information at a time. With pain levels like this you don't want to train like it all the time, but a little bit each week refreshes the art and keeps it relevant to today.ays.