Karate Kata 2 for Advanced Learning!

Introducing Karate Kata 2

Karate Kata House Two

Some time ago, I wrote a little article on a  Karate Kata I had developed. I called this form House. (see ‘Calling All Basics!’)

The reason I called this Karate Kata House was because a House needs good foundation, and this was a basic Form. Seemed logical to me.

karate stance

Tip: Get Low in Your Martial Arts Stances!

What came as a pleasant surprise was that over the years people wrote to me and told me how useful they found this karate kata. They said it was perfect for teaching beginning Karate, they have created two man versions, and so on.

What I never told anybody was that I had developed a second Form.

Why I never told anybody, I don’t know, but it is a sad omission on my part. So, to rectify that omission, I have detailed House Two and do present as an article here, on the website, that Form.

Hopefully it will fill in gaps, inspire others, perhaps even be useful.

Here then, is that second Karate Kata.

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Stand in the Ready Stance

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footcatcher

1) Step forward with the left leg into a Front Stance and do a crossed wrist low block.

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back posture

2) Shift the weight back into a Back Stance as you do an Inward Middle Block.

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3) Shift the weight forward into a Front Stance as you do a right Punch.

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swordcatcher

4) Step forward with the right leg into a Front Stance as you perform a Crossed Wrist High Block.

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outward block

5) Shift the weight back into a Back Stance as you retract the left hand to the waist and execute a right Outward Middle Block.

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reverse stance punch

6) Shift the weight forward into a Front Stance as you execute a Punch.

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transitional movement

7) Step forward with the left foot as you bring the arms
up and cross them in preparation.
(This is a transitional movement)

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double inverted outward middle blocks

8) Finish stepping forward into a Back Stance as you execute Double Outward Inverted Middle Blocks.

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thrust kick

9) Execute a left Cross Palm block and a Locking Snap Thrust Kick.

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reverse fist

10) Set the foot down in a Back Stance as you execute a right Punch.

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elbow strike

11) Pivot into a Horse Stance as you execute a horizontal Elbow smash to the right palm.

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high block hammer fist

12) Execute a right high Block and a Hammer fist.

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At this point one can do the form in the other direction (opposite side), or end it.

One can also rearrange the count to suit a karate class.

Being a simple martial arts form, and especially if one has already done the first kata, the applications should be fairly obvious.

One thing I should mention, however, and this is for the fellows who have studied the Matrix Karate Course, I have people do the mini-Matrix for the first form, and the complete Matrix for second form. This usually matches their speed of learning pretty well.

This doesn’t mean the karate kata on the course should be put aside, that is a strictly individual decision you make according to how you want to teach the system, or use parts of the system, or etc.

Of course, House One and  Two are a little skimpy to make a complete system. One would need to have maybe four or five Forms to do that. And while I have played around with a House Three, I never really went for a full line up of five forms.

But, who knows what tomorrow brings.

I hope you find this karate kata pleasing.

NOTE:

This being tomorrow, the kata on this page is the first of  four houses, three of which are two man, and three full size katas. These katas, and the matrix of blocks and other drills and such, are available on the Matrix Karate course.


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