Jitte Kata

Jitte Kata

1. Musubi-Dachi.

2. YOI: Start with Feet closed in Heisoku-Dachi. The left hand is open and placed against the right closed fist at chest height.

3. Left foot steps back into Neko-Ashi (cat stance). Slowly, your left hand closes and pulls beside the chest. Right hand opens and performs an open hand block at Chudan level with the palm facing up, Teisho Uchi (Note: Teisho-uchi means blow with the heel/ball of the palm & thumb, fingers are closed similar to Shotei palm heal strike)

4. Your left foot steps forward so the body points 45 degrees to the left into Neko-Ashi. The right hand performs a downwards Teisho. The left hand performs an upward Teisho. This is done at normal speed.

5. Place your left hand on your right arm.

6. With force whip back your left hand as you twist right hand upwards into Teisho hand (palm heal strike)

7. Move your right foot forward in a slight arching motion so that the body faces at a 45 degree angle to the right in Shiko-Dachi stance. As you step the left hand comes across the body with the palm down and then pulls beside the chest as the right hand performs Teisho Jodan. Normal speed again.

8. Pivot on the left foot bringing the right foot around into Shiko-Dachi and perform Teisho Jodan.

9. Pivot on the right foot bringing the left foot around into Shiko-Dachi for the third time and perform Teisho Jodan.

10. Still facing to the right, step backwards, right leg across in front of the left as in Naihanchi Kataand move into Shiko-Dachi. Lift your arms up and perform Jujiuke Jodan (X-block), fists closed.

11. Remaining looking to the left, still in Shiko-Dachi, perform simultaneous left and right Gedan-Barai to the respective left and right hand sides.

12. Moving slightly back to the left and staying in the same stance Shiko-Dachi, perform two Soto-Uke Jodan simultaneously with both arms.

13. Pivot on the right foot 180 degrees and move into Shiko-Dachi, still looking to the right and perform double Soto-Uke Jodan.

14. Pivot on the left foot 180 degrees and move into Shiko-Dachi perform double Soto-Uke Jodan looking to your left.

15. Pivot again on the right foot 180 degrees and move into Shiko-Dachi again perform double Soto-Uke Jodan, looking to your right.

16. Move your right foot to the right into Hanmi no Nekoashi, (half-side view back stance similar to Mahanmi no Nekoashi however the right foot is firmly placed on the floor and the body weight is evenly spread 50-50 across both legs) and look to your right, perform Kake-Uke, (hooking block) similar to SotoUke Jodan.

17. Without moving back move into Junzukdachi perform double attack; left handed Teisho to the face and right Teisho to the groin.

18. Step forward into left Junzukdachi and perform double block; right handed Teisho to the face left Teisho to the groin.

19. Step forward into right Junzukdachi and perform double block Teisho to the face and groin. KAI.

20. Move your back foot across to the right and turn around 270 degrees into Kokutsu-Dachi and perform right Sotouke Jodan and left Gedanbarai at the same time (Note: fists must be closed i.e. the hands are not performing Teisho)

21. Repeat step 20, by moving your weight from your right foot onto your left foot and moving into left Kokutsu-Dachi and perform left Sotouke Jodan and right Gedanbarai at the same time.

22. Step forward with your left foot into Junzukdachi and perform Jodan-Uke.

23. Step forward with your right foot into Junzukdachi and perform Jodan-Uke.

24. Perform Mawatte i.e. turn 180 degrees and step into left Junzukdachi block Jodan-Uke.

25. Step forward with your right foot into Junzukdachi and perform Jodan-Uke.

26. YAME: Turn 180 degrees to the left and back into Heisoko-Dachi. The left hand is open and placed against the right closed fist at chest height.

27. NAORE: Shizentai Musubi-Dachi. (heels together in attention stance) hands on thighs