Jitte has 24 movements
Kiai is at movement 13 and movement 24
JITTE – “Ten Hands”
- The second in a series of three katas the name Jitte implies that once a student has mastered this kata they should be able to defend themselves with the hands of ten men. This kata is particularly effective in dealing with stick attacks such as a bo or a jo. Jitte introduces several new techniques such as a series of three consecutive jodan-yoko-uchi-barai (upper level side sweeping block), as well as a series of two sho-koko-bo-uke (tiger mouth block). A good kata for a student who looks strong and powerful Jitte remains a popular kata with many senior ranks.There are two kiai points in Jitte, the first one occurs on the last jodan-yoko-uchi-barai (upper level side sweeping block) at the top of the “I” of the embusen (line of attack) and the second kiai occurs on the very last movement of the kata a jodan-age-uke (upper level rising block). This kata contains 24 movements and should take the student approximately 60 seconds to complete. To finish the kata from the last movement, leave your right foot in placeand pivoting on your right foot withdraw your left foot to your right foot and at the same time turn 180 degrees counter clockwise and finish in the yoi(ready) position identical to the start of the kata, bring your hands to your sides, rei (bow).