Advanced Bo Kata

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READY POSITION

Shepherd's Hold

(hold Bo in right hand at right side of body, parallel to wall)

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JUNBI
Twirl (bottom end to rt) to JUNBI (Ready Position #2),
...then twirl to FIGHTING POSITION (left ft back)
...(Twirl = Left end down and to the right, Left foot steps back)
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7-MOVE SELF-DEFENSE (with partner)

Thrust

Back-end Overhead

1. Diagonal Head Strike

2. Horizontal Strike (to ribs)

3. Overhead

4. Thrust

5. Back End Sweep (left foot steps forward)

6. Sliding Downward Thrust

7. Diagonal Head Strike (right foot steps forward)

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TWIRLING FORWARD

Back-end Overhead (without step)

Back-end Overhead (without step)

Back-end Overhead (left foot steps forward)

Back-end Overhead (right foot steps forward)

Horiz. Upper Block, Ready Pos.#3 (left foot half-steps forward so it is even with rt foot, parallel feet)

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VERTICAL COMBINATION

Reverse Horizontal Strike (to get started, rt. tip back and over your head, then strike on rt. side)

Upper Vertical Block (front tip straight up)

Downward Vertical Block (front tip straight down)

Back-end Horizontal Strike (back-end strikes out right, then to the left)

Back-end Overhead Strike (from left shoulder)

Back-end Overhead Strike

Un-twirl to Horizontal Strike (Bridge of the Nose Strike), Ready Position #2

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TURNING AROUND

Twirl over your heard and slide your hands over Bo (left tip back), Left foot steps to turn around...

Turn around 3600 and VERTICAL BLOCK (Left hand up, Right hand down, Palms out).

Left Foot is now forward.

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VERTICAL COMBINATION

Downward Strike (from upper tip)

Back-End Overhead Strike (other end)

Upper Vertical Block (front tip straight up)

Downward Vertical Block (front tip straight down)

Back-end Horizontal Strike (back-end strikes out right, then to the left)

Back-end Overhead Strike (from left shoulder)

Back-end Overhead Strike

Un-twirl to Horiz. Strike (Bridge of the Nose Strike), Ready Pos. #2 – rt. foot forward to parallel feet

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TWIRL, SWITCH, & BLOCK

Twirl (left tip up) & slide hands to VERTICAL BLOCK RT. (left hand up, Rt down, Palms face out)

Twirl (bottom end to rt) & slide hands to VERTICAL BLOCK LEFT (rt hand up, Left down, Palm out)

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ONE HAND TWIRLS

Let go left hand, bring upper tip down in front of you on your left side and..

ONE HAND TWIRLS (left side of body, then right, then repeat) (can do 4 to 6)

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STAB GROUND

When Bo is on your left side, right foot steps forward and...

STAB GROUND (Left hand up, palm out, thumb down) (Rt hand down, palm out, fingers below wrist)

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FINGER TWIRL INBETWEEN FINGERS

Left foot steps forward

Twirl Bo inbetween fingers on right side of body

Right foot steps forward, Stab Ground

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UPPER DIAGONAL STRIKES

Left foot steps forward

Upper Diagonal Strike (left hand up)

Upper Diagonal Strike (right hand up)

Upper Diagonal Strike (left hand up)

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TURNING HORIZONTAL RIB STRIKES

Right foot steps forward, facing east (your left) in HORSE STANCE

Horizontal Rib strike

Keep momentum flowing... Left foot swings behind you, facing west in HORSE STANCE

Horizontal Rib Strike

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SIDE KICK & GROIN STRIKE

Sliding Strike (right), facing north

Step Side Kick (right), facing north

Thrust (left), facing south

Groin Strike (left), facing west

Horizontal Rib Strike with back tip (right hand out)

Horizontal Rib Strike with back tip (left hand out)

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SIDE TWIRLS

Drop left hand.
Left tip down to right foot, then behind you...

Twirl Left

Twirl Right

Right foot moves to face south, keep twirling...

Twirl Left

Left foot moves back to FIGHTING STANCE (left foot back), facing south

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TWIRLS OVER HEAD

The following twirls are all over your head:

Twirl Right (reverse strike)

Twirl Left (reverse strike)

Moving your left foot, twirl & turn at the same time, turning completely around (3600), facing north

Twirl Right (reverse strike)

End in Shepherd's Hold

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