Training Videos

Overview

Translation:  “Mercy of the Temple”
Movements in Kata:  47
Kiai Points:  #17 (oi zuki) & #47 (box punch/yumi zuki)
Origin/Creator: Anko Itosu
Okinawan Name:  n/a

Jion is one of a family of three kata (including Jutte and Jiin) that share similar yoi positions, embusen, and techniques. The kata is straightforward with techniques that are seen in the Heian and Tekki kata – all performed in either zenkutsu or kiba dachi.  Jion provides an advanced platform to solidify basic karate principles.

List of Techniques  (in process)

#

Technique

Translation

Stance

Target

Notes

0

Yoi

Ready Position

Heisoku Dachi

Same as Jutte

1

Uchi Uke/Gedan Barai

Inside Block/Down Block

Zenkutsu Dachi

Chudan/Gedan

Step Back from Yoi

2

Kakiwake Uke

Double Wedge Block

Zenkutsu Dachi

Chudan

Slow