Kyokushin – Bo Kata Ichi
Kyokushin instructors use kata to help students practice certain moves (i.e. weapon techniques, self-defense techniques and various strikes). In addition, they use kata for improving a student’s physical conditioning, muscle memory, focus/concentration, balance, etc. To master many of these kata, Karate students should try to imagine that they are fighting an imaginary opponent. This allows students to practice “offensive” or “defensive” techniques (i.e. strike the imaginary opponent’s neck at the correct height and angle) versus just going through the motions in order to pass a belt test.
For videos & instructions on other Kyokushin Karate katas, please visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Kyokushin Katas page.
Demonstration Video of Kyokushin Bo Kata Sono Ichi
Demonstration Video of Kyokushin Bo Kata Ichi