Wadokai Kata Niseishi

presentation of jKF-Wadokai niseishi


"The Core Nine"
It is said that Wado originally had nine kata (Niseishi is not one of them), and that six were added later to the list that was presented in 1939 to the Butokukai in Japan (Japanese Budo organisation to register Ryuha=styles).

The original list from 1939 included Pinan Shodan, Pinan Nidan, Pinan Sandan, Pinan Yondan, Pinan Godan, Kushanku, Naihanchi, Seishan and Chinto. Between 1942 and 1945 six more kata were added: Rohai, Wanshu, Jitte, Bassai, Jion and of course Niseishi.

It is also said that Suparimpei was among the added Kata. True or not, that Kata is lost in time..

Here's news we got from JKF Wadokai officially in 2015...
Although all Kata have names and not numbers, the first nine Kata are usually practiced in sequence (with the exception of Pinan Shodan/Nidan/Sandan due to their different level of difficulties), with special importance to Kushanku, Naihanchi and Seishan, followed by Chinto. The Kata that were added later however, do not really have a specific order and you might question their importance to learning the Wado style. 

Present day, JKF Wadokai has published a new book "Wadokai Textbook" which shows 10 Kata. It shows the original nine and Niseishi is included as well. During the official technical seminar of JKF Wadokai in Nagoya, August 2015, they explained that they include Niseishi "among the nine" (so now 10) because of its specific Wado characteristics.  

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Heisoku Dachi

Yohi

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Yoko Harai Uke

Yoko Harai Uke

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Gyakuzuki

Gyakuzuki

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - HIki Mae Ashi

Hiki Mae Ashi

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Empi

Empi

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - HIkite

Transition

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Morotezuki

Morotezuki

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Hizageri

Hizageri

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Tsuki Hanashi

Tsuki Hanashi

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Jodan Uke

Jodan Uke

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Empi

Empi / Nagashi Uke

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Kake Uke

Kake Uke

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Sokuto

Transition

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Sokuto

Sokuto

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Kagizuki

Kagizuki

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Kake uke

Kake Uke

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Sokuto

Transition

aThe Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Sokuto

Sokuto

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Kagizuki

Kagizuki

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Morote Shoteizuki

Morote Shoteizuki

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Haito

Haito Uchi (Yubisaki Uchi)

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Neko Damashi

Neko Damashi

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Kaishu Osae Uke

Kaishu Osae Uke

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Hikite

Transition

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Morote Shitazuki

Morote Shitazuki

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Kake Uke

Kake Uke

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Nagashi Uke

Nagashi Uke

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Gedan Barai

Gedan Barai

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Gyakuzuki

Gyakuzuki

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Kake Uke

Kake Uke

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Empi

Empi

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Tettsui Uchi

Tettsui Uchi

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Kake Uke

Kake Uke

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Nagashi Uke

Nagashi Uke

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Gedan Barai

Gedan Barai

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Gyakuzuki

Gyakuzuki

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Hikite

Transition

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Morotezuki

Morotezuki

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Mawashi Uke

Mawashi Uke

The Digi Dojo - Kata - Wadokai Niseishi - Morote Shoteizuki

Morote Shoteizuki

niseishi instructional videos

from ishikawa sensei's DVD

training on the beach 2015

I set my alarm every morning to be in time to shoot videos at sunrise. Although this is recorded a while later, it was at one of those morning sessions that I recorded this one when I was on holiday.

seminar footage from 2013

During this seminar I emphasise the proper use of the hip joint. Usually you hear "twist your hip" and that's good AND you can go one step further to see what kind of dynamics can be used if you consider a left and right hip. Dropping the hip and controlling your hip socket. It's all there in the recording of the seminar on Niseishi.

analysis of the first embusen of niseishi

analysis of the first embusen

Let's analyse the first Embusen before we start...

It's a one of a kind for Wado. There is no other Kata that has this type of movement and apart from the techniques executed, the flow is amazing. 

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