Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Supplementary materials for kata training - дополнительные материалы для тренировки по ката: Ji'in

Please remember: none of videos and books can replace a practice in dôjô!

Ji'in (慈蔭) - the name can be written down in two ways, thus, leading to two different translations:
寺院 - "Temple Grounds" - "Земли храма"
慈陰 - "Love [and] Shadow" - "Любовь и тень"

Funakoshi Gichin Sensei tried to rename Ji'in as Shôkyo (松陰) ("Pine Shadow" - "Тень сосны"), but the new name didn't stay.

Ji'in belongs probably to Tomari-te. Funakoshi Sensei could possibly learn this kata from Itosu Anko Sensei.

Jion, Jitte and Ji'in are very often classified into one group because they share similar techniques.

Hirokazu Kanazawa "Shotokan Karate International Kata (Vol. 1)"
Fiore Tartaglia "Shôtôkan-Kata ab dem Schwarzgurt"

Andre Bertel says in his blog: "In Tokyo 1993, after passing my JKA (Matsuno-group) yondan, Asai Sensei said to me at the after party "if Nakayama Sensei had not so prematurely died, there would have been a Best Karate 12, featuring Wankan and Jiin. Also a 'special advice section on kata', much similar to Best Karate 8"."

THE SHOTOKAN WAY – The Online Shotokan Karate Magazine: Ji-in

Ji'in performed by Kanazawa Hirokazu Sensei
Ji'in performed by Kase Taiji Sensei

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