The videos on this page were intended to help students study their kata at home. These videos aren’t intended to teach the kata, but to help students who learned them to remember them and practice at home.
There are many versions of the octagon, but these are a few that I list as requirements for earning rank. This exercise is also known as the temple dance, which gives you some idea of the aerobic workout you could gain from doing it. This exercise is great for allowing you to practice any martial movement or technique with respect to angling. The student should experiment with making their own versions of this.
Hachihenkei Fusegi jutsu
Hachihenkei Gedan Barai
Hachihenkei Fusegi Jutsu – Advanced
Mitose no Keiho
Tiki Shodan or Naihanchi Shodan
Yang style Tai Chi Short Form
Yang Style Tai Chi Short Form – Angle 2
This very popular karate kata series, meaning “peaceful mind” is an excellent series, and is included in our electives section of the curriculum.
This is the cat-dance form series, developed by James Mitose sensei in honor of Gichin Funakoshi, the “cat man”
Toyama Ryu Iai-bato jutsu kata
Ma-ae no jo kata
This is a series of 6 jo kata created by Hanshi Bruce Juchnik.
Ma-ae no jo shodan
Ma-ae no jo nidan
Ma-ae no jo sandan
Ma-ae no jo yondan
Ma-ae no jo godan
Ma-ae no jo rokudan
These are pre-arranged cutting patterns for German longsword performed by Josh Simon sensei