This post shows the step-by-step breakdown of the previous Sai kata video, Rokusai/Sai dai Ichi. It uses a series of freeze-frames from the practice video to show each of the specific moves in the Sai kata (form) along with descriptions and tips. It also includes a step-by-step PDF reference sheet that you may download and print. Along with the previous practice video, this should greatly help you learn and practice this Sai kata as a supplement to your local instruction.[Note: The photos below are freeze frames from the live action practice video, so they are not as perfect as if they were specifically posed photos for each move.]
Rokusai / Sai dai Ichi Freeze-Frame Step-by-Step Breakdown
Rokusai / Sai dai Ichi is a Matsubayashi-ryu kobudo Sai kata which incorporates a repeating series of basic strikes and blocks with the Sai. This repetition helps drill the proper handling and manipulation of the Sai which takes more practice than the Bo.
First Set of Repeating Sai Sequence (N)
Second Set of Repeating Sai Sequence (S)
Side to Side Sai Strikes
Third Set of Repeating Sai Sequence (N)
Fourth Set of Repeating Sai Sequence (S)
Side to Side One Legged Sai Blocks
Forward Stabbing Sequence
Side to Side Split Blocks
Rokusai / Sai dai Ichi PDF Reference Sheet
The following PDF reference sheet is a single condensed page to use as reference while learning and practicing the Sai kata. It is useful to help you remember what all the moves are until they are committed to muscle memory or for review to remember them after returning to the drill if it hasn’t been practiced in a while. I had created this reference sheet when I was first learning the kata myself. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me.Rokusai-Sai-dai-Ichi-07-01-21
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