Technical video of month by Sensei Ishana Pérez
The 4-way Kata begins to study within our Plan of Estudies Kuubukan in 5th Kyu, see in the following link the technical program for this level:
The interest of this video is to serve as a study guide to students who are studying the level of 5th Kyu, they have it at the click of a mouse, to consult it at any time when they have any doubt about its execution.
It is a Kata that tends to forget, but it contains interesting work because it focuses the four directions in space, and in turn, the four diagonals are worked on.
Another peculiarity is that each direction is started with a long Choku Tsuki, this has its intrigure:
In the upper part of the body. - There is no need to stretch too far in order not to lose the center and self-balance. On the other hand, we must make an attack with content so that it can be reached effectively, that will be verified in the future within the Kihon, in the role of Uke in the Kumi - Jo number 4.
In the hands job, that is, in the advanced hand, you have to make a change that facilitates the return to the axis with the Jo.
In the back hand, keep in Jo to the height and in the direction that the attack was made, very useful this work because it emphasizes the importance of aligning the wrist with the forearm.
In the lower part of the body. - Do not lose the root with the supports because the posture would lose all its root.
The next thing is to work well the stance of the rider (the iron horse), which is used to come to the axis and face the diagonal on that side, it is important to perform it low. This involves going up and down to go to the position of Musubi dachi (posture of heels together and separate toes), which contains the axis to go to the diagonal.
The next step in the Kata is to be on the shaft, to flow with the absorption and to work the cuts in Shomenuchi, using the inside of the wrists as a guide, when doing this action the diagonal of that side is completed.
To focus on the next direction, the second movement of the Suburi, Migi Nagare Gaeshi Uchi, is performed, which basically is to make a 180º turn, in order to start a new direction with a long Choku Tsuki again.
The same movements are repeated in all directions.
Very important work with the look, which must be well oriented in the direction it focuses.
You have to move your feet and body evenly and lightly, with sensitivity when stepping on, but without losing your grip on the ground and always trying to keep both feet on the same line.
The cuts must be made with a deep extension, relaxing the shoulders and with a solid and sensitive support of the Jo.
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Sensei: Ishana Pérez.
Photography and video: María Pérez-Angulo y Gustavo Ortiz.
Performing these exercises without the guidance, instruction, maturation and proper guidance can lead to serious accidents.