Nage no Kata by Shiro Yamamoto
- Posts : 1948
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 860
Location : the Holy See
- Post n°2
Some of the older Kôdôkan instruction videos are not too bad (for example, the jû-no-kata one), but I would not call the nage-no-kata one as one of the strongest. I am surprised that given its age, it already shows so much deadwood and lack of spirit. One has to start somewhere when teaching, and obviously doing an energetic and explosive way may not be the most effective. However, it may be helpful for the viewer to include a disclaimer then in which it is made clear that the slower and restrained way of doing things is not the final goal but for pedagogical reasons only.
Thanks for posting though, I think many will appreciate this opportunity to look back in time.
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