One Kata

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This writeup is from the guides for belt levels written by Ben Gawiser of Loudoun Kempo, used by permission. 

 

#1 Kata – 

1) Start in front position 

2) Perform right foot out on elbows 

3) Left leg front ball kick and step down forward into a fighting stance 

4) Right front two knuckle punch 

5) Right leg front ball kick and step down forward into a fighting stance 

6) Left front two knuckle punch 

7) Hands back in elbow position 

8) Pivot on the right leg 135o to the left 

9) Pull into a cat stance with the right leg back 

10) Step into a forward leaning stance with a high x-block 

11) Move into a backwards leaning stance with a #8 block 

12) Move into a forward leaning stance with a right front two knuckle punch to the groin 

13) Pivot off of the right leg 90o to the right and bring the left leg into the right leg and the hands into a right cup and saucer. 

14) Step out with the left leg and x-block down 

15) Open the hands (to grab the attacker’s leg) 

16) Bring the left leg into the right and bring the arms up to shoulder height while pivoting 45o to the right 

17) Step out with the left leg and throw the attackers leg to the left 

18) Bring the arms around to the right and down into a T in front of the body in a horse stance 

19) Pivot 90o off the left leg moving forward into a horse stance 

20) Double knife hand block in front of the body 

21) Press the left hand into the right hand 

22) Spear hand strike to the throat towards the right side of the body with the right hand 

23) Bring the left leg into the right into a cat stance while pivoting 90o to the left 

24) Palm block down with the right hand in front of the body 

25) Step forward with the left into a fighting stance and palm heel strike with the left hand 

26) Right front ball kick and step down forward 

27) Pivot 180o and pull the left leg into a cat stance while performing a corkscrew punch with the left arm 

28) Bring the right leg into the left and put the hands in a left cup and saucer 

29) Simultaneous right side heel thrust kick and right back fist strike stepping down into a horse stance 

30) Bring the left leg into the right and put the hands in a right cup and saucer 

31) Simultaneous left side heel thrust kick and left back fist strike stepping down into a horse stance 

32) X-block high and then back into elbow position 

33) Right leg into the left and front position and bow 

34) You’re done!