Instructions for Nidanbu - KishimotoDi Kata
Nidanbu is the second kata in the KishimotoDi curriculum, and is considered to be "the help kata" of the system. It was created by Kishimoto Soko, whom the style is named after, as a way to highlight alternative applications for the movements of the other three kata, and as a way to tie them together.
For instructions regarding other KishimotoDi kata, please visit the main KishimotoDi kata section. If you are looking for the katas of other Karate styles (i.e. Shotokan or Wado-Ryu), please visit the main Katas & Forms section.
Video Demonstration of Nidanbu - KishimotoDi Kata
Written Instructions for Kata
- Stand in musubi-dachi (joining/knot stance)
- Cup the left hand and place the right hand in it, with the tips of the thumbs touching, as seen in yogic and Buddhist meditation
- Raise hands above head, turning them so the palms face outward
- Hands part and circle outward
- Head turns to face left as left foot steps out to kokutsu-dachi (back stance)
- Left hand drops to shuto-uke (sword hand receiver), right hand circles around to touch the left elbow with the fingertips
- Left foot steps out to shiko-dachi (sumo stance)
- Left hand executes shote-uke (palm heel receiver)
- Right foot steps to musubi-dachi
- Execute right seiken-tsuki (foreknuckle thrust) to the left
- Repeat Steps 7-10
- Turn head to look right
- Execute right open handed gedan-barai (low sweep)
- Left foot steps over right into kosa-dachi (cross stance)
- Execute open-handed left jodan-uke (high receiver)
- Drop into kosa-dachi
- Execute right tekko-gamae (steel turtle posture) to the right
- Execute right mae-geri (front kick) to the right
- Repeat Steps 13-18
- Set kick down into shiko-dachi
- Turn head to look left
- Execute left haito-uke (ridgehand receiver)
- Right foot steps to rear-facing shiko-dachi
- Execute right rolling enpi-uchi (elbow strike) to the left palm
- Lift hands to open-handed juji-uke (crossed receiver)
- Hands move outward
- Twist to left-facing kosa-dachi, execute simultaneous right kesa-shuto-uchi (crossing sword hand strike) and left open-handed haiwan-nagashi-uke (flowing past the head receiver)
- Execute right mae-geri to the left
- Set kick down to front-facing shiko-dachi, execute right shote-uke
- Execute left seiken-tsuki to the right, then right seiken-tsuki to the right
- Repeat Steps 25-31
- Shuffle to the left in shiko-dachi
- Execute left haito-uke
- Right foot steps to front-facing shiko-dachi
- Execute right rolling enpi-uchi to the left palm
- Left foot steps to musubi-dachi
- Hands return to meditative posture
- Noah Legel's YouTube Channel
- Written kata instructions provided courtesy of Noah Legel, Budo No Kaizen, http://budonokaizen.blogspot.com, Added - 08/12/14
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