It's been a month now since I started working on Koryu Ni Pai Po. In a big press, Olivia and I worked through the whole Kata last night. The result below is rather hurky-jerky, as befits a new kata, but you can see that I get to the end with occasional prompting.
This is one of the few super long kata that are in all the black belt testing levels. Although there is nothing necessarily hard about the techniques there is a lot of them. I guess I have another coming up with a similar length. Ugh.
Koryu Ni Pi Po - so slow it hurts
Here's my current progress report on my 2nd degree:
Haku Cho Haku Cho Dai Haku Tsuru No Onna Haku Tsuru No Ottoko Kaku Fa
- Haku Tsuru
- Rohai Shodan
- Ni Pai Po
Kuryo Ni Pai Po
I clearly have to keep working on KNPP for awhile before I move on, but it's nice to see some progress. I gather from Olivia that Ni Pai Po is the more current form and they are close enough to cause a headache. Yuck.
She is learning the kata in reverse order from me, but it appears that she had some experience with these before she took an extended break so she's learning at a rapid pace in comparison to me.
In the adult class we learned Ten Ryu no Cone something. It's my second weapons kata so I got a kick of learning something new, but my brain is pretty full so I had a lot of problems with it. Still cool stuff.