Boy, I sure hope my first post isn't in the wrong area
I had previously trained in Mitose's Kosho-Ryu Kenpo in Manteca, CA - moved to Tucson, AZ, and I am now training in Kajukenbo under SiGung Chris Valdez.
I've popped into two other Kajukenbo schools, just to see how they perform the Pinans/Palama Sets. The reason I did this, was I noticed a very close similarity between the Neku Buto Kata as taught by the Mitose Kosho-Ryu Schools, and the Palama Sets taught in my Kajukenbo School.
What I found were the other schools perform the kata slightly different, and I was wondering if anyone would care to type out how they were taught the forms?
We do Set 1 this way (Terminology is how I was taught - if something is unclear, please do ask):
1) Begin in the back of the mat/room with a front right stance and left downward block
2) Left front stance and right outward block
3) Right front stance and left inward block
4) Look to the 9 o'clock
5) Shift to 9 o'clock facing low-squat horse stance and crossblock
6) Double punch chambering into a right hand box punch
7) look to 12 o'clock
step to 12 o'clock right front stance and left hand lunge punch
9) horse stance and right elbow strike
10) looking to 6 o'clock cat stance right hand palm heel block over groin and left hand palm up about chin height (very Chinese looking stance)
11) left hand to right shoulder, forward foot down into an "L" stance, right hand kenpo punch to the groin.
12) back into the cat stance left hand downward block and chamber, right hand kenpo punch to right below the nose.
13) right front stance, left hand lunge punch
14) pivot on left foot to horse stance facing 12 o'clock and crossblock/finish.