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Ten No Kata - "Kata of the Heavens"


Ten no kata is a simple training tool created by Gigo Funakoshi giving stability of movement for beginners and is divided into two parts, omote and ura.

Ten no kata omote is more similar to kihon than kata. It consists of ten sets of techniques that can be practiced in very little space:

Ten no kata ura really isn't kata at all; it's actually kihon ippon kumite (basic one-step sparring) where the six sets of block/counter manoeuvres from Ten no kata omote are practiced with a partner. The opponent attacks with:

Demonstration of Kata

Demonstration of Kata Variations

This kihon variation is simply Ten No Kata with linear movement.

 

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