Alnobak, on 27 November 2010 - 05:28 AM, said:
If you would have to assist kata clinics with Sato Tadashi Senseï and Nagai Takeo Senseï, which katas would you ask them to teach you?
I am asking the questions to those who have had the opportunity to assist to their teaching recently.
I have already assist to kata clinic with Nagai Senseï many years ago, but since they are supposed to come to give clinics in February next year, many of us are wondering which katas would be appropriate for these clinics.
Your suggestions and reasons would be appreciate.
Please, note that Nagai-sensei's first name is not 'Takeo', but 'Taeko'
, written 多恵子.
I have done nage-, katame-, jû, kime-, goshinjutsu, itsutsu-, and koshiki-no-kata with Satô-sensei and he is well-versed in all of them in the sense of how these things are currently taught at the Kôdôkan. He does not know gô-no-kata though, that I know too, ha, ha, ha !!
Nagai, as a protegé of Daigo has importantly improved too, and she actually demonstrated koshiki-no-kata during the past Kôdôkan summer kata course, which she did suprisingly well. She must have worked really hard on this. I can't remember who her uke, was, but it may well have been Satô.
Given the combination of both teachers, the most logical kata for them to teach, in my opinion, would be: jû-no-kata, itsutsu-no-kata and koshiki-no-kata. Of course there is a difference between performing and teaching a kata. While they can 'teach' the techniques of Koshiki-no-kata as is currently done at the Kôdôkan, do not expect in-depth explanations or nuances or historical insights the way that Daigo can.
This post has been edited by Cichorei Kano: 26 November 2010 - 10:40 PM