Junro Nidan

順路 二段

The designation of Junro (or 順路 in Japanese) literally translates as ‘ordinary path’. This is the second level ( 二段 ; nidan) training kata of a series of five developed by Tetsuhiko Asai (1935 – 2006) to ensure that the students would also develop lesser used striking techniques, stances, and spinning techniques. This second kata in the Junro training series teaches the two-handed technique starting from the hip as a central concept. There are combinations of block and counterattack, double-handed block as well as an ambidextrous attack. Particular attention should be paid to correct posture, hip movement and position. In this video (recorded on 10 June 2024), budoka Johan Oldenkamp, a former national runner-up from the Netherlands, performs this Second Level Ordinary Path Training Kata of Shotokan ( 松濤館 ) Karate-do ( 空手道 ).


Description of the Techniques of this Kata

Series 1 (both to the left and to the right):
Gedan Barai (Neko Ashi Dachi) + Uchi Uke & Gyaku Tsuki (Zenkutsu Dachi) +
(Ushiro Kai Ashi) Tetsui Uchi (Kiba Dachi) +
(Ushiro Kai Ashi) Gedan Barai (Zenkutsu Dachi)


Series 2 (to the front):
Gedan Barai Tsuki + Gyaku Tsuki (Zenkutsu Dachi) [each side once] +
(Kai Ashi) Heiko Tsuki (Zenkutsu Dachi) [Kiai]


Series 3 (both to the left and to the right):
Morote Uchi Uke (Kokutsu Dachi) + Gyaku Tsuki (Zenkutsu Dachi) +
(Kai Ashi) Seiken Juji Uke Gedan (Zenkutsu Dachi) +
(Yori Ashi) Shuto Juji Uke Jodan (Zenkutsu Dachi)


Series 4 (to the back):
Jodan Barai Tsuki + Gyaku Tsuki (Zenkutsu Dachi) [each side once] +
(Kai Ashi) Heiko Tsuki (Zenkutsu Dachi) [Kiai]


Series 5 (both to the left and to the right):
Kiba Dachi + (Ushi Kai Ashi) Gedan Barai (Neko Ashi Dachi) + Kizame Geri + (Tsugi Ashi) Mae Geri (Neko Ashi Dachi)

Series 6 (to the front):
Uchi Uke (Zenkutsu Dachi) + (Yori Ashi) Heiko Tsuki (Zenkutsu Dachi)


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