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The Junro’s definitley add something to your Karate especially as they all have key themes that can be munro to focus on possible weaknesses in our Karate.

He didn’t design them for the sake of it. Having to co-ordinate hip and shoulder snap without a ‘natural’ pulling back hikite feeling has made me think more about my technique and feel ‘looser.

Junro Shodan (Slow Motion) – JKS Karate Club Swansea, Wales, UK.

I have finally xhodan to move out of the ‘comfort zone’ and write my views on the JKS, Kata, Kumite, Kihon, in fact anything Karate-related!

Posted by Andre Bertel at Monday, November 13, Repeat movements on the opposite side. Hope you all enjoy reading! Pull the lead foot back snodan hidari ashi mae neko ashi dachi Hidari chudan uchi-uke. Bunbu Dojo 1 June at This is a critical shodab in Karate. In conclusion of the points discussed I believe that you should concentrate on the main points of. The points found in Junro Shodan expand to the most advanced Koten-gata and, in turn, boost the understanding of the standard Shotokan-Ryu kata.

Many of the Asai-Ryu Kata aren’t “shotokan-ised” and are used as a training aid to compliment Shotokan Kata.

So, in other words, the Junro Kata’s compliment our syllabus Kata. Selby Karateka 1 June at Un-weighting the lead leg to transfer weight and timing of techniques in relation to this: They are to improve deficiencies we have and to focus on particular techniques etc. Drop down moving the shoadn leg outward to form kiba-dachi and execute hidari sokumen hsodan.


Just like the Heian Kata’s the shape of Junro Shodan is the same Migi jodan shihon nukite yoko nukite transferring into migi-zenkutsu. Pull back the lead foot into migi ashi mae neko ashi dachi with migi chudan soto-uke. Turn degrees counterclockwise and repeat movements on the opposite side.

Asai Kata – Junro Shodan

Advance with the left foot tsugi-ashi then pivoting degrees on the left heel move into hidari kokutsu-dachi with migi chudan uchi-uke. Unfortunately I only managed to train with Asai Shihan once. Posted by Craig at Newer Post Older Post Home. Wednesday, 1 June Junro Shodan: Asai Shihan practiced over Kata’s that he mastered and he added five more, Junroin addition to the 26 Kata in the standard JKS syllabus.

More thoughts on Asai kata please.

And equal to gravity is ground power. The key points of Ju nro Shodan are as follows: This point transcends Junro and is one of the core aspects that separates sports karate and the bujutsu martial arts karate of the past. Tenshin is an essential aspect of Asai Sensei’s karate and is found throughout shidan Junro, Joko and Koten-gata.

Pull back the left foot to heiko-dachi apply hidari sokumen jodan uchi-uke. Turn degrees and repeat movements on the shofan side. Towards the end of the Kata we use open hand techniques, which, again, we don’t usually see until advanced level Kata’s. The 40 movements of this kata, done in the way ‘they were originally designed’, result in a catapulted progression.


Just like basic kata, whatever we do on the left side shofan do on the right side and repeat. Turn degrees into hidari kokutsu-dachi with migi jodan-barai.

Junro Shodan-Godan, performed by Nagaki Shinji, 5 Dan (JKS) – Karateka

Being able to move fast in and out of this stance has reaped reward in other Kata’s for me. The key shdan for Junro Shodan is re-using the same hand.

Drive forward with the lead leg into migi zenkutsu-dachi with hidari chudan gyaku-zuki. Advance into hidari zenkutsu-dachi with hidari chudan nobashi-zuki.

Zenshin hidari chudan gyaku-zuki in migi zenkutsu-dachi. Sadly, ‘Shotokanization’ of this kata for competitions and, indeed, the other kata from my late Senseihave largely invalidated their ‘purpose of design’.

So t his is my first ever blog What is your fav and why? So continuing with the Kata, we turn gedan berai to the front, recoil into neko ashi dachi same hand uchi-uke sgodan return into front stance gyaku-zuki. Also, it has brought to my attention balance issues in neko ashi dachi.

Turn 90 degrees to face shomen in hidari zenkutsu-dachi with hidari gedan-barai. Drive forward into migi zenkutsu-dachi with hidari chudan gyaku-zuki. The main theme is: Craig 1 June at Junro means “the next step” or to “level up. Basically if you’re not relaxed you cannot reuse the same hand effectively.

Zenshin migi chudan gyaku-zuki. Junro Shodan is the 1st of a series of five Kata’s and therefore is a taster of what’s to come in the other 4 Junro’s.