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Revised Aug 22, 2011


Renzoku-waza means combination techniques.  These are very short forms, usually consisting of block-attacks taken from the kata.  These are practiced in order to improve understanding of the kata.  In Kansas City we practice a number of renzoku-waza including:

Ten no Kata, developed by Master Funakoshi who said "The Ten no Kata may be called the introductory kata to sparring, and thus is is a kata for sparring to be practiced by oneself.  Always imagine an opponent and practice this form diligently."

Nidan Renzoku-waza, the block attack combinations demonstrated during the nidan (second degree black belt) examination.

Kumite Renzoku-waza, combinations of up to six techniques developed by Jon Beltram around 1970 to improve fighting technique.

Tai Sabaki, body shifting combinations.



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