|Originally posted by L. Camejo
What are the oya no kata you mentioned above, if you don't mind my asking?
Oya means advanced or application kata. They consist of 8 waza that are pretty fast and brutal. More I can't tell you just that they include ushiro-ate variations, kotegeishi variations, and oshitaoshi variations. They are more akin to what you would see in the Koryu Goshin no Kata but different from.