Bo Kata

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READY POSITION 1
...One end of bo almost touching floor. Hands at your side. Hold bo behind your right arm.

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YOI

Swing top end of behind you, down by your feet, then up above your head, catching bo with your left arm in front of your face.

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COMING FORWARD

Right foot steps back into cat stance as right hand chambers on top of right shoulder.
Step forward with right foot into front stance, employing a downward vertical strike.

Inside block with right hand.

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THRUST STRIKES IN 3 DIRECTIONS (Right, Behind, Forward)

Right thrust strike high in the air to your right. Left foot touches right knee.

Left thrust strike high in the air behind you. (Diagonal front stance, left foot forward)

Right thrust forward strike, shoulder high. (Stance unchanged)

Inside block with right hand. (Stance unchanged)

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DIAGONALLY TO THE LEFT

Move right foot closer and parallel to left foot so feet are shoulder width apart. Sweep.
...(right tip to ground, left tip to ground)

Sliding down thrust, sliding bo through left hand with the right hand. Stepping to the left is optional.

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COMING FORWARD

Chamber by circling back end of bo forward, bringing right hand to right shoulder. Downward strike.

Chamber by circling back end of bo forward, bringing right hand to right shoulder. Downward strike.

Chamber by circling back end of bo forward, bringing right hand to right shoulder. Downward strike.

Right thrust strike high in the air to your right. Left foot touches right knee. Ki-ai.

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GOING BACK

Hard sliding downward thrust to top of foot. (Horse stance)

Groin strike with left end of bo. Opponent is in front of you. (Stance unchanged)

Horizontal strike to the ribs. Opponent is in front of you. (Stance unchanged)

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FACING DIAGONALLY, THEN BACK, THEN FORWARD

Bring left foot in towards right foot. Bring right end of bo to ground. Face diagonally to your left.

Keeping grip on bo unchanged, turn body to the back. All of body moves together.

Keeping grip on bo unchanged, turn body to the front. All of body moves together.

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