In this short tutorial Sensei Huckle explains the first move of Shotokan karate brown belt kata Jion. Sensei talks about contraction and expansion. Sensei talks about bouncing the arms and driving back with the left leg, whilst at the same time driving forward with the uchi uke and gedan barai.
On the first move of Jion, try and keep the body weight forward and drive the left leg back sharply like a kick. In the video below, Sensei Huckle explains this 1st move in much more detail and explains how the whole body, legs and arms work together to produce a very dynamic and explosive first move to the kata.
Short Video Tutorial On The 1st Move Of Kata Jion