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Old 01-29-2015, 02:11 PM   #29
Janet Rosen
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Re: YouTube: Koichi Tohei Jo Kata

Phi Truong wrote: View Post
by 10 moves?

i wondered if there is a 28 1/2 moves kata. i wondered if these teachers came up with the counts or they just twirled around and let their students figure out the counts. and if their students figured out the counts, i wondered what the conversations were like.
In all seriousness (sorry!) while in the 31 count there are counted striking down movements, in the 22 there are a couple of "jo flips" that really are downward strikes but are not in the count. When I teach newbies I always call them as a reminder to do them but not to "count" them. :-p

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