seiunchin and empi (flight of the swallow)
i do gkr also.... now then......
seiunchin; you absolutely NEED a low sumo stance. as my 1st kyu boyfriend and his 1st kyu brother are extremely keen on telling me; "you have to be able to balance a broom across your legs and not let it roll off" and tuck your bum in, straighten your bck.
if you're on about actually learning the kata, www.gkrkarate.org
and follow the links.
there are helpful hints there also.
a black belt is not all about kata. how about your chi? breathing corectly? your day to day life? how you treat others?
people mock gkr incessantly, and that is something i have come to accept and smile nicely about.
to speak to some gkr karateka, theyd be able to help you more than i can. my username there is melil.
p.s. empi: tuck your legs under in the jump and aim for height rather than distance..