Neko Buto

Cat Dance

James Mitose passed the Neko Buto Katas to Robert Trias. Neko Buto Kata itself is named for Gogen Yamaguchi who’s nickname was The Cat. James Mitose created the Neko Buto Katas to teach quick cat like movements. The forms are designed to be deceiving using snap, speed and change of direction to establish new base and new motion from what would appear to be an awkward base or awkward motion.