Jo Kata 1

Start from left hanmi.

  1. tsuki
    • 1.5. guard
  2. (a) tsuki
  3. (b) [reverse grip] yokomen
  4. (c) yokomen hantai
  5. [reverse hands] kaiten as you jab back
    • 5.5 left foot irimi (you are now facing “backwards”)
  6. (a) tsuki
  7. (b) [switch right grip] yokomen
  8. (c) yokomen hantai
  9. kaiten as you flip jo with right hand (you are now facing “forward”)
  10. tsuki
  11. left foot irimi as you twirl jo 360 degrees (end up in left hanmi with arms crossed)
    • 11.5 [reverse hands]
  12. (a) tsuki
  13. (b) [switch right grip] yokomen
  14. (d) low sweep
  15. (e) tsuki with left/front hand palm down
    • 15.5 flip jo with left hand
  16. (a) tsuki
  17. (b) [switch right grip] yokomen (stylistically, #17 is lower/kneeling compared to other (b))
  18. (d) low sweep
  19. (e) tsuki with left/front hand palm down
    • 19.5 flip jo with left hand
  20. (a) tsuki
  21. (f) high sweep
    • 21.5 flip jo with right hand
  22. (a) tsuki

Bokken Kata 2

Start from right hanmi.

  1. Tsuki
  2. [irimi] Tsuki
  3. Yokomen
  4. Yokomen hantai
  5. Kaiten while sending bokken in an arc 180 degrees (you are now facing “backwards”)
  6. Tsuki
  7. Kaiten while sending bokken in an arc 180 degrees (you are now facing “forward”)
  8. Tsuki
  9. Tenkan and yokomen (you are now facing “backwards”)
  10. Tenkan and yokomen hantai (you are now facing “forward”)
  11. Yokomen
  12. Tsuki
  13. Spin 360 degrees with bokken pointed outwards, clearing the area

Finish in right hanmi.