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There are five bo kata that are practiced within CFTS, and they are learnt in the following order as they progress in complexity. Click on the links in this table or see below for more information about the kata;

 

LEVEL 1 TAIKYOKU BO
LEVEL 2 UFUGUSUKU
LEVEL 3 BO JITSU SHO
LEVEL 4 SUISHI-NO-KON
LEVEL 5 BO JITSU BERU

 

Here is a short description of each of the bo katas and a link to a video clip.

 

1taikyoku bo tn

TAIKYOKU BO

Performed by Renshi Kidby

An introductory Bo kata devised by Sensei Kidby designed as a first Bo kata for lower grades of Shotokan or for those who are new to Bo using the embusen (pattern) of Taikyoku-Shodan.

 

 

2ufugusuku tn UFUGUSUKU
Added 27th Oct 2004
Performed by Renshi Kidby
Ufugusuku takes its name from the place where it was devised.

 

 

3bo jitsu sho tn
BO JITSU SHO
Added 4th Mar 2010
Performed by Renshi Kidby
 
 
The first half of Bo-Jitsu Sho was taught by Sensei Michael Finn on an inaugural CFTS Bo course and was completed by Renshi Kidby using Taikyoku-Shodan as a template.

 

 

4suishi no kon tn

SUISHI-NO-KON
Added 27th Oct 2004
Performed by Renshi Kidby
Suishi-No-Kon takes its name from the man who devised the kata. Originally named Shushi No Kon after Mr Shushi who put it together and No Kon meaning with Bo. Hence the name meant Mr Shushi with Bo. However through time and possibly error of passing information down the name has become as we now know it Suishi No Kon.
 
 
 
 
5bo jitsu beru tn BO JITSU BERU
Added 5th Aug 2010
Performed by Sensei Nelson
This kata was put together by the late Sensei Steve Bell who was a friend and fellow student of karate. It uses extracts of other Bo-Kata and Kumite known by Steve. It was part of his third dan grading to devise a weapons kata. It was taught to Sensei Kidby in 1996 by Steve and has subsequently been taught to other CFTS students. It is a complex and demanding Bo Kata giving students much satisfaction once mastered.

 

 

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