Yawara Stick Kata 01 - (step by step photos)

1.    Palm Strike
2.    Jab Strike
3.    Back Fist Strike
4.    Rake Strike
5.    Yawara Strike
6.    Bottom Fist Strike
7.    Upward Rollover
8.    Downward Rollover
9.    Palm strike
10.  Elbow Strike
11.   Knee strike

Katas are used for training yourself on moving from position to position, as well as to assist you in learning how to deliver various types of strikes. These movements are not set in stone and are used as a training tool. Create your own Katas. Explore and have fun learning how to move. 


1 Palm SPalm Striketrike - Use Palm Strike Strikee palm strike to attack the subject's facePalm Strike

1 Palm SPalm Striketrike - Use Palm Strike Strikee palm strike to attack the subject's facePalm Strike


2 Jab Strike - Jab with the tip of the stick

2 Jab Strike - Jab with the tip of the stick


3 Back fist Strike - Pull the stick back to your ear and strike forward with the butt of the stick

3 Back fist Strike - Pull the stick back to your ear and strike forward with the butt of the stick


4 Rake Strike (a) - Rake up at a 45 degree angle across the subject's chest and up through to his chin.

4 Rake Strike (a) - Rake up at a 45 degree angle across the subject's chest and up through to his chin.

4 Rake strike (b) - This is how it looks when you complete the strike

4 Rake strike (b) - This is how it looks when you complete the strike


5 Yawara Strike - Step forward at a 45 degree angle and to the outside of the subject. Grab his shoulder or his back and pull him into the strike

5 Yawara Strike - Step forward at a 45 degree angle and to the outside of the subject. Grab his shoulder or his back and pull him into the strike


6 Bottom Fist Strike - wind up your body and then drop your weight while striking with the butt of the stick, connecting  with the subject's collarbone  or side of the neck

6 Bottom Fist Strike - wind up your body and then drop your weight while striking with the butt of the stick, connecting  with the subject's collarbone  or side of the neck


7 Upward Rollover - drop the stick down and rotate up striking with the tip of the stick

7 Upward Rollover - drop the stick down and rotate up striking with the tip of the stick


8 Downword Rollover - Reverse the the movement and roll the stick down striking with the butt of the stick  

8 Downword Rollover - Reverse the the movement and roll the stick down striking with the butt of the stick  


9 Palm Strike. 

9 Palm Strike. 


10 Palm Strike (a) - grab the back of the subject's head 

10 Palm Strike (a) - grab the back of the subject's head 

10 Palm Strike (b) pull the subject in while delivering an elbow strike

10 Palm Strike (b) pull the subject in while delivering an elbow strike


11 Hook - Knee Strike (a) - Reach around the subject's neck with the stick and hook his neck with the back of the stick

11 Hook - Knee Strike (a) - Reach around the subject's neck with the stick and hook his neck with the back of the stick

11 Knee Strike (b) - Finish by pulling the subject in and by delivering a knee strike. 

11 Knee Strike (b) - Finish by pulling the subject in and by delivering a knee strike.