Jion

 

Jion

From the Temple of Jion

Kata History

 

The name Jion suggests that it was introduced by someone connected with the Jion-ji temple which was named after the Buddhist saint. This Kata has since developed from Tomari and is practised in the Shotokan and Wado-Ryu styles.

The meaning of the Kata, "temple sound", suggests calm movement, good spirit and harmony.

The Kata contains many basic moves and stances. Mastery of the Heian Kata will improve it's performance. Jion is a truly representative Kata of the Shotokan style.

The Moves

 

This Kata has many basic moves and some interesting points. The second Kiai in the Kata is the only prolonged Kiai in the Shotokan kata set, being performed during a slow move and lasting for some 2-3 seconds (for as long as there is arm movement during the final Yuma Zuki).

Moves are performed in the following stances: Mousse Dachi (Rei), Zenkutsu Dachi, Kokutsu Dachi, Kiba Dachi, Heisoku Dachi, Kosa Dachi.
The Kata contains 46 moves which take around 60 seconds to complete at high speed.

Count

Move

Stance

 

Rei

Msubi Dachi

 

Yoi (Jiai no kamae)

Heisoku Dachi

1

Kosa Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

2

Kakiwake Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

3

Migi Jodan Mae Geri

 

4

Migi Chudan Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

5

Hidari Chudan Gyaku Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

6

Migi Chudan Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

7

Kakiwake Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

8

Hidari Jodan Mae Geri

 

9

Hidari Chudan Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

10

Migi Chudan Gyaku Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

11

Hidari Chudan Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

12

Hidari Jodan Age Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

13

Migi Chudan Gyaku Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

14

Migi Jodan Age Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

15

Hidari Chudan Gyaku Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

16

Hidari Jodan Age Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

17

Migi Chudan Oi Zuki (KIAI)

Zenkutsu Dachi

18

Manji Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

19

Migi Chudan Kage Zuki

Kiba Dachi

20

Manji Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

21

Hidari Chudan Kage Zuki

Kiba Dachi

22

Hidari Gedan Barai

Zenkutsu Dachi

23

Migi Teisho Uchi

Kiba Dachi

24

Hidari Teisho Uchi

Kiba Dachi

25

Migi Teisho Uchi

Kiba Dachi

26

Manji Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

27

Hidari Jodan Morote Uke

Heisoku Dachi

28

Manji Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

29

Migi Jodan Morote Uke

Heisoku Dachi

30

Ryowan Gamae

Heisoku Dachi

31

Gedan Juji Uke

Kosa Dachi

32

Ryowan Gedan Kakiwake

Zenkutsu Dachi

33

Sowan Uchi Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

34

Jodan Juji Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

35

Migi Ura Zuki Hidari Age Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

 

Migi Jodan Nagashi Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

36

Migi Jodan Ura Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

37

Hidari Chudan Uchi Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

38

Migi Chudan Oi Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

39

Migi Chudan Uchi Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

40

Hidari Chudan Oi Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

41

Hidari Gedan Barai

Zenkutsu Dachi

42

Migi Otoshi Uke doji Fumikomi

Kiba Dachi

43

Hidari Otoshi Uke doji Fumikomi

Kiba Dachi

44

Migi Otoshi Uke doji Fumikomi

Kiba Dachi

 

Migi Jodan Tsukami Uke

 

45

 Hidari Yuma Zuki

Kiba Dachi

 

Hidari Jodan Tsukami Uke

Kiba Dachi

46

Migi Yuma Zuki (KIAI)

Kiba Dachi

 

Yame (Jiai no kamae)

Heisoku Dachi

 

Rei

Mousse Dachi