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In Notes on Training Tsutomu Ohshima says this “ In my viewpoint, since Katas exist in Karate as martial art, we should not make up some flashy or fashionable exaggeration of the movements that are not realistic.  In the 1940s and 1950s in the university dojo in Japan, most instructors were in their early 20s.  Although they were quite capable in Kumite, the maturity in kata was not there.  Therefore, there was some misunderstanding and theoretical mentality and they exaggerated certain movements in the katas”. 

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Ten no Kata was developed by Funakoshi Sensei.  This Kata has been dropped and forgotten by many Shotokan schools but is listed in the Maser text.  In Karate-Do Nyumon by Master Funakoshi writes: Ten No Kata as I have already indicated, is not a kata handed down from the past.  Rather, it is composed of movements I have selected form the thirty-odd kata that form the nucleus of Karate-do.  My primary basis for selection was the stability of the movements for beginners.  This Kata can be practiced alone, but is especially appropriately for group training. 

 

The principle consideration was to design a Kata that could be learned readily by anyone.  Prior experience in the martial arts is unnecessary, and this kata can be performed by women, children, and the elderly-just about anyone who can do simple calisthenics. It can be performed anywhere there is room enough to take a step forward-in a garage, corridor, veranda, even your living room.

 

In the introduction Motonobu Hironishi writes:  in reality, one must practice both basic techniques and advanced kata, and then the study of basics takes on a new and deeper meaning after one experiences more complex practice.



TEN-O-KATA STARTS WITH A BOW FROM A NATURAL STANCE  RETURN TO A NATURAL STANCE AFTER EVERY MOVE 

 

 

1.  Step forward:   right leg  ( forward stance )  -  lunge punch   -   ( solar plexus ).

 

2.  Step forward :  left leg   ( forward stance )  -  lunge punch  -  ( solar plexus ) .

 

3.  Step forward:   right leg  ( forward stance )  -  lunge punch  -  ( face ).

 

4.  Step forward:  left leg  ( forward stance )  -  lunge punch   -  ( face ).   

 

5.  Step forward:  left leg  ( forward stance )  -  reverse punch  -  ( solar plexus ).

 

6.  Step forward:  right leg  ( forward stance )  -  reverse punch  -  (solar plexus).

 

7.  Step forward:  left leg  ( forward stance )  -  reverse punch  -  ( face ).

 

8.  Step forward:  right leg  ( forward stance )  -  reverse punch  -  ( face ).   

 

9.  Step back:  right leg  (  forward stance )  -  down block, left arm  -  reverse punch   ( solar plexus ).   

 

10.  Step back:  left leg  ( forward stance )  -  down block, right arm  -   reverse punch  ( solar plexus ).

 

11.  Step back: right leg  ( forward stance )  -  inside block, left arm  -  reverse punch   ( solar plexus ).

 

12.  Step back: left leg  ( forward stance )  -  inside block, right arm  -  reverse punch  ( solar plexus ).

 

13. Step back:  right leg  ( back stance )  -  knife block, left arm   -  slide to a forward stance with the right leg                   reverse spear hand  -  ( solar plexus ). 

 

14.  Step back:  left leg  ( back stance )  -  knife block, right arm  -  slide to a forward stance with the left leg      reverse spear hand  -  ( solar plexus ).  

 

15.  Step back: right leg  ( back stance )  -  execute upper level swinging block with sword hand (shuto-barai), left hand  -  slide to a forward stance with the right leg  -  reverse punch  ( face ).

 

16.  Step back: left leg  ( back stance ) - execute upper level swinging block with sword hand (shuto-barai), right hand  -  slide to a forward stance with the left leg  -  reverse punch  ( face ).   

 

17.  Step back: right leg  -  ( forward stance )  -  rising block, left arm  -  reverse punch  ( solar plexus ).

 

18.  Step back: left leg  -  ( forward stance )  -  rising block, right arm  -  reverse punch  ( solar plexus ).

 

19.  Step back: right leg  -  ( forward stance )  -  outside forearm block, right arm  -  reverse punch  ( solar plexus ).

 

20.  Step back: left leg  -  ( forward stance )  -  outside forearm block left arm  -  reverse punch  ( solar plexus ).

 

Return to a natural stance bow     


The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants. Gichin Funakoshi

  

                 

                                                                                               

Reference ;Karate-do Kyohan – the master text – Gichin Funakoshi Page 202 – 207.

 

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