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Jion Kata

Jion is the original name, and the character for it has appeared frequently in chinese literature since ancient times. The Jion-ji is a famous old Buddhist temple, and there is a well-known Buddhist saint named Jion. The name suggest that the kata was introduced by someone identified with the Jion Temple, just as the name of Shorin-ji Kempo is derived from its connection with the Shorin Temple.

Caylor Adkins demonstrates Jion in 1976.  Complete video available here.





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