Thread: 31 jo kata
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Old 03-01-2002, 02:24 PM   #5
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Re: Re: 31 jo kata

Originally posted by Greg Jennings
They really aren't all that uniform. The version that my dojo does is Saito Sensei circa about 1978. The version on the site I quoted to you is Saito Sensei, but a little more up-to-date. But it hasn't changed that much.
Greg, I've seen the 31 kata done at least 31 different ways. Often it's something someone just changed around because they like it a certain way but I've also seen it done different ways amongst the Iwama folks and from conversations with some of them have come to the conclusion that there have been changes made. The version you mentioned on the link for instance is not exactly the version I learned.

I'm curious if you have a sense of what Saito has changed over the years?
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