Junior Black Belt Program
FOR GREEN- BELTS
KATA helps you pay attention to yourself. SPARRING helps you
pay attention to someone else.
Wouldn't it be cool if we
could mix KATA and SPARRING
(Pronounced "Kawn - She - Wah Ka-Ta")
is your first FIGHTING KATA
or COMBAT KATA.
It will challenge you to pay
attention to yourself so that you
"know what you are doing"
and can help
you NOT to get hit by
"knowing what you are NOT doing"
it as quickly as you can
so that we can challenge you. People will spar you as you do your KATA.
(That's called KANSHIWA BUNKAI)
Perform your KATA ferociously like a TIGER!
Move swiftly and quietly,
be strong and sturdy,
and attack with power!
This is the TIGER KATA.
(what you do with your feet)
is very important.
Pay close attention to the new kicks
Pay close attention to the way we step.
To help you learn and practice at home, you can watch the video and print out the
KANSHIWA KATA SHORT FORM - The "Tiger" Kata
Kanshiwa "Short Form" is 1/3 of the Original Kanshiwa Kata sequence.This version was created by Sensei Bill for the America's Youth Outreach Program and the Garden Grove Okikukai Dojo's Junior Black Belt Program.
KANSHIWA KATA (LONG FORM)
KANSHIWA KATA is the second Traditional Kata that is taught. Known as one of the five "Bridging" Katas of Uechi Ryu, this kata embodies the elements of Tiger Style Karate, and begins to prepare the student for Seisan Kata.