2019 Spring Demonstration

Scroll down to see video clips of standing basics, kata, bunkai, kobudo (weapons), one-step fighting, and free-sparring. Children as young as five, through adult students participated. Here are a few clips from our Spring Demo.


Standing Basics

At the beginning of every class, we do Standing Basics, which includes punches, blocks, and kicks.

Here, you’ll see Front Kick.

Here, you’ll see Chest Punch.


Kata

Kata are detailed, choreographed patterns of movements. We start with basic katas, and as we progress, kata become more intricate and advanced. Our full list of kata can be found on our Curriculum page.

The Kihon Katas are our most basic kata. Here, four of our adult beginners demonstrate four of the six Kihon Katas.

Nipaipo is an advanced kata, demonstrated here by four advanced students.

Aoyanagi is an intermediate kata. Here is a clip of Aoyanagi.

The Pinan katas are a family of intermediate katas. Here is a clip of three of our intermediate-advanced students demonstrating the third Pinan kata, Pinan San Dan.

This is a clip of the fourth Pinan kata, Pinan Yoen Dan.

This is a clip of the fifth Pinan kata, Pinan Go Dan.


The Kosokun katas are a family of advanced katas. Here is a clip of two advanced students performing Kosokunsho (students on the outside) timed with overlapping movements in Kosokundai (students on the inside).

The Kosokun katas are a family of advanced katas. Here is a clip of two advanced students performing Kosokunsho (students on the outside) timed with overlapping movements in Kosokundai (students on the inside).

The Bassai kata family consist of four advanced katas. Here, two advanced students demonstrate the second Bassai kata, Bassai Dai.

Anan is an advanced kata. Here is a clip of two FKU blackbelts performing Anan.


Bunkai

Bunkai literally means "analysis" or "disassembly." It is a term used in Japanese martial arts referring to process of analyzing kata and extracting fighting techniques from the movements of a kata.

This clip is an excerpt from the Nipaipo bunkai. The full Nipaipo kata can be seen above, under “Kata.”

This clip is an excerpt from the Nipaipo bunkai. The full Nipaipo kata can be seen above, under “Kata.”


Kobudo (Weapons)

We learn three different weapons, starting with bo, then sai, and finally kai bo. Our full list of Weapons kata can be found on our Curriculum page.

Here is a clip of our first bo kata, Bono Kihon Kata.

Here is a clip of our third kai bo kata, Kai Bo Chi No Kata.


One-Step Fighting

This is a choreographed set of attacks involving counters and take-downs. Included below are also clips of knife attacks and defense.


Free Sparring

Free-sparring with the kids

Senior student Henry fighting Sensei Judy