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Old 02-17-2004, 09:43 AM   #1
Jack Robertson
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A solo kata.......

Hello,

I was wondering if there were any solo kata's in aikido?

If so, are there any clips of people doing them?

If not, I will create one!!!
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Old 02-17-2004, 09:45 AM   #2
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Oh, I forgot to mention, I'm talking about empty-handed kata.
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Old 02-17-2004, 11:57 AM   #3
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I think yoshinkan aikido have formulated their katas, bare hand and with tanto

very impressive to look at too..

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Old 02-17-2004, 01:28 PM   #4
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Any body can "shadow" any of their techniques, and it looks very "kata"-like. Looks closer to tai chi than a karate kata, though. But it's not the same once you apply the technique. It's good practice if you are trying to remember the basic form of a technique.

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Old 02-17-2004, 07:05 PM   #5
Sharon Seymour
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We use the aiki taiso set (I believe originally from Ki Society) for warmups, and this makes a pretty good solo kata - lots to study in the movements, and they are not designed to require a partner. I have seen them in books by Tohei Sensei, and a good chunk of them are in Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere.

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