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lance Regular 26 posts
I've been practising jujitsu for 3 months now. My clubs' grading is in 3 weeks. I've covered all the things in my syllabus. However, I've only been taken thru' my kata (which will be part of my grading) once. I'm told that the kata (novice blocking kata - all downward blocks) will be the final part of my grading. My instructor doesn't have a diagram showing the steps of this kata. Nor can I find anything on the net that shows the steps. Anyone know where I can get such a diagram ?
I'm keen to grade but don't want to balls it up by not knowing this kata

steve Resident 217 posts
Let your instructor know your concern and that you have only been shown it once and would appreciate refreshing on it. If he/she is decent this will be okay and they will show you, if not then I dont think you will ever learn anything properly at their club. "Its not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog"
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Ross Regular 100 posts
you could listen to steves sound advice. or leave the club or any ma club that you have to do katas at. katas are for the gay My prediction is pain
lance Regular 26 posts
I spoke to my instructor about this after yesterdays lesson. We're going to go thru my kata next week.
steve Resident 217 posts
Good result...sounds like your teacher has a good attitude.

Stick with him, learn what you can and give him respect for teaching you, but always keep an open mind as to what you are being taught and as you gain experience (6-12 months) look elsewhere also, as to what is on offer.

You may decide you are content with what you are doing and stick with it, or you may wish to compliment it or even replace it with something else. MA is a very wide spectrum with many paths...choose your own and it could be very fulfilling.

Must have borrowed the phrase from somewhere, sounds like something from the David Carradine Kung-Fu series. "Its not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog"
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