1.YOI NO KISIN - the spirit of getting ready.
The concentration of will and mind against the opponent as a preliminary to
the movements of the Kata.
2.INYO - the active and passive. Always keep in
mind both attack and defence.
3.CHIKARA NO KYOJAKU - The Force (strong/weak)
of the Power. The power of a technique derives from the proper balance
between strength and relaxation.
4.WAZA NO KANKYU - The Tempo (slow/fast) of the
Techniques. The tempo of the kata varies – some techniques are performed
quickly, while others are done more slowly.
5.TAI NO SHINSUKU - the degree of expansion or
contraction. The degree of expansion or contraction of the body in each
movement and position in Kata.
6.KOKYU - breathing. Breath control related to
the posture and movement in Kata.
7.TYAKUGAN - the aiming points. In Kata you
must keep the purpose of the movement in mind.
8.KIAI - shouting. Shouting at set points in
Kata to demonstrate the martial spirit.
9.KEITAI NO HOJI - correct positioning. Correct
positioning in movement and stance.
10.ZANSHIN - remaining on guard. Remaining on
guard at the completion of the Kata. - "Yoi" Position)