Kata is at the heart of karate, in order to grade it is essential to know katas, the higher belt you are the more katas you will know.

Sochin, Sushi and Slight of Hand

So, this last week in the Buntingford Karate Club I have gone over the Black Belt kata Sochin (pronounced either So-Shin or So-Chin  depending on what College you went to….stand by for Japanese reprisals on my pronunciation!!). I tend to say So-Shin with a gutteral sound for So (more like Sor than Sow). I had all of the students doing […]

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