Last week sensei introduced a new, more advanced variation of the 2nd shinai kata, Fu Un no Ken. Senior students should already be familiar with the advanced movements of the first kata, and this theory is now being applied to the second. Sensei also plans to review staff kata in the near future. This includes jo, hard bo, and hakkaku bo, our octagonal staff. We have not had an opportunity to practice jo recently, so be sure to come to class and join in.