The following is an excerpt from “Notes on Training” by Tsutomu Ohshima. Published by Pine Winds Press December 1, 1998.
Sandans practicing for the yodan test need to practice throwing techniques.
The program for the yodan test is
Nage no kata (Throwing forms)
- Throwing techniques
- Get into the opponent’s body
- Request form
- Favorite form
- Long Distance Jiyu Kumite
- Oneness of mind, fist and body (ki, ken, tai).
- Natural physical movements done humbly without concern for self.