Taishi


Notes: The first of the jo kata. Originally Taishi was called 'Hojo'. Master Aoki changed the name. Taishi refers to 'the period between 1912 and 1926'. It is unclear as to why this name was chosen. One theory is that, as it was the original jo kata practiced in the Shotokai school, its name reflects the time period when Master Funakoshi's group first came into the public light.


Performer: Haruyoshi Fugaku Ito, Shintaido Master, student of Hiroyuki Aoki (Founding Master of Shintaido and former senior assistant of Shigeru Egami, Nihon Karate-do Shotokai).


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