Reed told us about a week ago that he wanted to jump ahead a bit in our katas to learn Shisochin. I gather Goju-Ryu isn't really big on assigning meaning to their kata, but our teacher's teacher was somewhat religious and would connect something to everything. In this case the kata was about honoring the dead. And for whatever reason this time of year seems to be a good time to remember folks.
So while we were learning it last night I asked what the words actually meant. We know Shi means four, but that was about it. So while we practiced Reed dug through
his books and figured out that it meant four monks. That's about it. Sigh. Not much of a story connected because that's the way of their school.
In regular class we practiced and went through the whole thing. However today I was having problems remembering it, but thankfully I have videos from Chinen to help me remember. Last night after class and this morning I apparently forgot a section. Sigh.
Back to practice between teleconferences.
Watch this guy rip through it.