August 2020

Nijushiho (“24 steps of protection”) has been Sensei’s favorite kata for many years. “This kata is an expression of the nature of currents in a stream or river. Sometimes the slow, majestic movement of the water is depicted, sometimes the strong, swift currents; the flowing water, encountering various obstacles, displays its tremendous power, moving fast, then slow, increasing and relaxing the force it produces.”*

Sekiguchi Sensei performed Nijushiho in 2008 at the age of 60.

* Shotokan Advanced Kata, Volume 3 by Keinosuke Enoeda, page 29