"I have no hesitation recommending Jordan Giarratano to anyone wanting high-quality self-protection or martial arts instruction. His earnest desire to help his students grow in confidence and ability is clear in all he does. Jordan is a teacher who gets it on all levels. There are not many like him." - Iain Abernethy
The DNA of karate is encoded in the kata, but where do the kata come from? They were not gifted to us by the gods of combat. They were assembled with clear intent, and often multiple iterations, by skilled masters. These kata were then modified or stylized by subsequent generations of instructors.
In my seminars we explore the self-defense roots of practical karate by using the principles of design to reconnect function to form.
You’ll understand the logic that shapes the kata, practice a variety of applications, learn training methods to work safely with a wide range of partners, and increase your confidence applying the principles and techniques of karate live in kata-based sparring drills.
Together we cultivate a safe, fun, and friendly training environment to invite in and connect with our training partners.
2018 Upcoming Seminars:
Sept 29 (Sat) – Seattle, WA – Fighting Chance Seattle – REGISTER NOW
One-day seminar exploring the structure and sequences from Kusanku, Jion, and Passai that Itosu Anko selected and adapted for his progressive Pinan (Heian, Pyong Ahn) kata series with a focus on entry and limb-control applications, positions and transitions, and integrated striking with pad drills.
Oct 6 & 7 (Sat/Sun) – Concord, CA – Mire’s Martial Arts – REGISTER NOW
Two-day seminar exploring the structure and sequences from Kusanku, Jion, and Passai that Itosu Anko selected and adapted for his progressive Pinan (Heian, Pyong Ahn) kata series. Day one focuses on clinching for self-defense. Day two focuses on entry and limb-control applications and positions, and integrated striking with pad drills.
If you’re interested in booking an applied karate or self-defense seminar, please contact Jordan for rates and availablity.
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