On the 31st of August 2013 I will be running an open session on the practical application of Jion.
The session is titled ''Narrow and deep (part one)'' and will focus on the Kata from the opening Yoi to the first double Age Uke-Junzuki.
I will look to create a holistic series of applications which will solve a set of predictable responses whilst taking and re-taking the initiative in a close quarter altercation.
The session will also include pad drills to enable the practicioner to increase proficiency at delivering impact with different striking weapons at close quarters.
As any technique, or sequence of techniques in Kata can have several applications this session will be part one of two and will primarily deal with denying the opponent an avenue back into the confrontation.
Part two will consider the kata further to deal with a significant loss of advantage by the Karateka.
The session will run from 11.00am-3.00pm, the venue is Serbian Orthodox church, Heap street, Boothtown, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 6JE. The cost of the session is £10
Anyone who may be interested can contact me through PM on this forum or at firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best