31 Kata Project

Strike Set F-2

Wrapping up the 31 Kata Project with Strike Set F-2.

The Strike Set is the Fukyugata Ni kata using just the upper body techniques, no movement, no kicks, from a horse stance.

I celebrated the end of the Project last night with a cake. Nothing says Kata like a strawberry tart.

Thanks for watching !

There’s another 31 project in the works.

Happy Halloween !

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31 Kata Project

Pinan ShoDan

This backdrop sums up the whole series. I drove past this, “Be Art” in Downtown West Palm Beach, and it screamed “Do a Kata Here !”

It was quite loud.

One more video to go !

There will be another 31 video series coming soon, but on a totally different martial arts topic.

Watch for It !

Have a Great Day !

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31 Kata Project

Naihanchi NiDan

Things are looking up…

This is another suggestion from a friend to do a Kata on a wall or ledge.

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31 Kata Project

Freestyle Kata

While at the park I saw this walkway and thought, “What If…”

I gave it one shot, no redos.

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31 Kata Project

Fukyugata Ichi

While this kata doesn’t have the great background the others have had, this location is significant to my karate career.

This store front is where I did karate, the early years, and where I was tested for my Black Belt in 1994.

I practiced many katas on this walkway before class and today you get a little nostalgia with your kata.

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31 Kata Project Bonus Video

Pool Kata

This video is not really a Kata just a few moves I put together for fun. More of an experimental slash challenge.

A student suggested doing a Kata in a pool.

Oh ! DON’T TRY THIS !

This was a very dangerous stunt. This could result in your death !

You have been warned !

My lawyer friend suggested I put a warning label on this video because there are some people who will attempt this and fail.

Do Not Blame Me for Your Stupidity !

You Are Responsible for Your Own Actions !!!!

I just want to make that clear !

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31 Kata Project

Naihanchi ShoDan

Back to the edge of the Everglades, nothing but alligators and mosquitoes.

Watch for the second bonus video today.

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31 Kata Project

Pinan NiDan

Happy Sunday !

Finally made it to Pinan Nidan.

If I ever had to rank my Katas in enjoyment this would probably be last. “I get no rush from Pinan Nidan”. That’s a paraphrased quote from a sitcom, extra points if you can name the show.

But it’s done lake side at karate park, Jupiter, Florida.

To get the “rush” from this kata, I did it beside a lake known to have alligators and I have fresh meats under my gi. Figured if I survived the kata I would have lunch.

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31 Kata Project

Pinan GoDan

One of my favorite katas done in a great space, lots of green grass, lots of trees and a breeze.

There are 7 days left in the

31 Kata Project.

I have been saving the craziest kata for the last week.

Thanks for watching

Enjoy the Day !

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31 Kata Project

Nunchaku 1

Happy Chukin’ Friday !

I’ve been working on this kata for about a year. I had never had a nunchaku kata before, usually I just freestyled with the chuks.

Here’s some nunchaku 1 trivia.

This kata takes one minute, 30 seconds to complete, which is long for a kata. Typically they’re about 30 seconds long. To complete a set of 25 of these katas it takes me 40 minutes. This year I’ve performed 300 nunchaku 1 katas, about 8 straight hours of this kata alone.

FYI This is a question in the Larry Edition of Trivial Pursuit.

Plus, I included a picture of the my handcrafted nunchakus I made for this kata. I even used the Japanese method of braiding, called Kumihimo, to make the connecting para-cord.

Have a Great Chukin’ Weekend !

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