Bo Kata Ichi

 

 

While doing Bo Kata Ichi hold the bo on the top, with the palms facing down.


1) Turn 90 degrees to the right and step into a right leaning stance, lift the bo and grip it with your left hand on top of the bo so both hands are holding it. Strike down with the bo to the top of the opponents head, pull it back and jab into solar plexus with the tip of the bo. Make sure to show two different heights for these strikes. The bo should be located under your right armpit.

Cover up in a right cat stance keeping the bo in front of your right knee and protecting the face. Keep the bo at full arms length and hold it tightly. Your left hand on top and right hand on the bottom.

2) Turn 180 degrees to your left, step out with the left foot into a left leaning stance. Strike down with the bo to the top of the opponents head, pull it back and jab into solar plexus with the tip of the bo. Make sure to show two different heights for these strikes. The bo should be located under your left armpit.

Cover up in a left cat stance keeping the bo in front of your left knee and protecting the face. Keep the bo at full arms length and hold it tightly. Your right hand on top and left hand on the bottom.

3) Turn 90 degrees to the right and slid your left foot back so that you are in a right leaning stance. Bring the bo across your body and block down (kick) and up (punch). Strike down with the bo to the top of the opponents head, pull it back and jab into solar plexus with the tip of the bo. Make sure to show two different heights for these strikes. The bo should be located under your right armpit.

Slid your right foot straight back into a left leaning stance. Bring the bo across your body and block down (kick) and up (punch). Strike down with the bo to the top of the opponents head, pull it back and jab into solar plexus with the tip of the bo. Make sure to show two different heights for these strikes. The bo should be located under your left armpit.

Slid your left foot straight back into a right leaning stance. Bring the bo across your body and block down (kick) and up (punch). Strike down with the bo to the top of the opponents head, pull it back and jab into solar plexus with the tip of the bo. Make sure to show two different heights for these strikes. The bo should be located under your right armpit.

4) Row your Boat: Step forward with your left foot into a left leaning stance and strike to the top of your opponent’s head with the bo. It should be over your left leg and under your left armpit.

Step forward with your right foot into a right leaning stance and strike to the top of your opponent’s head with the bo. The bo should be over your right leg and under your right armpit.

Step forward with your left foot into a left leaning stance and strike to the top of your opponent’s head with the bo. It should be over your left leg and under your left armpit. Finish this move with a strong KIAI!

5) Turn 90 degrees to the right and step into a right leaning stance. Strike down with the bo to the top of the opponents head, pull it back and jab into solar plexus with the tip of the bo. Make sure to show two different heights for these strikes. The bo should be located under your right armpit.

Cover up in a right cat stance keeping the bo in front of your right knee and protecting the face. Keep the bo at full arms length and hold it tightly. Your left hand on top and right hand on the bottom.

6) Turn 180 degrees to your left, step out with the left foot into a left leaning stance. Strike down with the bo to the top of the opponents head, pull it back and jab into solar plexus with the tip of the bo. Make sure to show two different heights for these strikes. The bo should be located under your left armpit.

Cover up in a left cat stance keeping the bo in front of your left knee and protecting the face. Keep the bo at full arms length and hold it tightly. Your right hand on top and left hand on the bottom.

7) Turn 90 degrees to your right, step back into your starting position while letting go of the bo with the left hand and spinning it with your right to its position behind your right shoulder, one inch off the ground.


 

 

Bo Kata Ni

 

 

Bow kata Ni is the same as Ichi with the exception that your palms face up, holding the bo from underneath, when you strike to the sides.


 

 

Bo Kata San

 

 

1) While holding the bo with your right hand only, bring it straight up under your armpit. The tip that was closest to the ground should now be straight out in front of you.

2) Flip the bo over (with your right hand only), under your right armpit so that the tip originally in front is now behind your right shoulder, your palm on the top of the bo.

3) Step straight out with your right foot into a right leaning stance while grabbing the bo with your left hand on the front of the bo. Strike across your body to your opponents head, the bo should be under your left armpit, with your right hand out front.

4) Flip the bo over so that the part behind your body comes over and strikes to the head. Your hands should switch position from front to back so your left hand leads and your right hand is under your left armpit.

5) Spin the part of the bo from behind your body up around your head and strike to your opponents ribs with the part that had been out front by your left hand. Let go of the bo with the left hand and follow through with the bo (in your right hand only) to sweep the feet of your opponent while you lean back away from the right leaning stance. Cover your face with your left hand (palms out) and block the straight right leg with the bo. 

 Bo Kata IV

 
Perform Bo Kata 1 & 3 together 

 


 Bo Kata V 

 
Perform Bo Kata 2 & 3 together


 Bo Kata VI


Perform Bo Kata 1, 2 & 3 together

 


 Bo Kata VII


Perform Bo Kata 3 & 4 together, (do 3, 1 and 3 again)

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