Jon Jones Practices Kata in Preparation for Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 128 (Video)

Written by Tom Ngo
February 19th, 2011

UFC Light Heavyweight Jon Jones

Among the many things Jon Jones intends to have at his disposal when he challenges Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for his light heavyweight crown at UFC 128 will be the art of kata.

The discipline focuses on choreographed patterns of movement and is used in many traditional Japanese arts, primarily martial arts.

The 23-year-old will have his hands full against Shogun, so it’s understandable he wanted to add more weapons to his arsenal for their championship scrap.

If it worked for Danial-san when he faced Karate’s Bad Boy Mike Barnes in the Karate Kid 3, then it will surely work for anyone.

UFC 128 takes place March 19th inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Please click the media player below to watch Jones add to his bag of tricks:

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