【NEW ZEALAND】JKA AUCKLAND NEWS 8TH JUNE 2020-06-08
In February of this year 2020, just before the corona virus lockdown, several of the JKA Auckland senior sensei got together to make a plan for training for the World Cup in 2021.
Although the virus put the plan temporarily on hold, after the lockdown was lifted it was decided that kata and kumite clinics would be held on a regular basis in an effort to form a stronger New Zealand team able to compete at the highest levels next year in Japan.
The first action of this new alliance was a kata clinic, which was held on the 6h of June at Coatesville Hall in the north shore area of Auckland
This was attended by senior sensei from the JKA Auckland dojos.
The chosen kata was sochin decided in FEBRUARY 2020 and the clinic covered the count and rhythm of the kata as well as paying particular attention to bunkai for all of the main sequences.
In the final section of the clinic, key Japanese terms were explained covering concepts such as “kata no roku yoso” as well as several other less well known Japanese karate expressions along with their meanings and applications.
It was great to see all the JKA Auckland clubs get together in the spirit of friendship combined with some serious hard training and it was decided to continue both the kata and kumite events on the first Saturday of every month.