Jion, an introduction

Interesting article by James James at The Shotokan Way

“Jion is the first Kata a student normally encounters from the “temple Katas“. It is normally at this point that they are told about the “temple” Katas and how they are related. In my research, this seems to be one of those false stories that is passed on from instructor/Senior to junior and then becomes Dogma.  The truth is that all three Kata (Jion, Jutte and Jiin) may all be related and or from the same area of Okinawa, being the Tomori area, but they were not in fact created at some Temple.  First off ………click here for the rest of the article…..



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