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Bo Kata

16th November 2014

A favourite course with students – Bo Kata featured earlier in 2014 in January and was back by popular demand on Sunday 16th November, as students once again got to grips with the Bo.

Karate-Ka Sempai (brown belts and above) joined Sensei’s Michael and Donna, at the Mountfitchet Romeera Dojo, Stansted, to practice a very special Kata “Kanazawa No Bo Dai”, which has at its heart the use of the Japanese long staff or “Bo”.

The kata was developed by Karate legend Hirokazu Kanazawa Sensei several decades ago, but only recently has it been taught and practised publicly in Europe.

The course was broken down into mini-sessions, allowing students to practice the application of blocks, thrusts and strikes with partners, before going onto performing the Kata in its entirety.

The Japanese “Bo” is a heavy wooden staff, typically made from solid oak.

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