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Sanseiru (三十六) Kata

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Sanseiru is one of the 4 “core” kata brought back from China by Master Kanryo Higaonna of Naha-Te school . The standard kanji of Sanseiru mean “36”. In Okinawa it is traditional to add the character (“te” meaning “hands”). This … Continue reading

Papuren (八 步 連) Kata

Papuren

Papuren (八 步 連) (also pronounce Happoren or Paipuren means “Eight steps at the same time”) is a kata of karate which was introduced by a White Crate Kung fu expert in the island of Okinawa from master Wu Xian … Continue reading

Tensho “転掌” Kata

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Tensho “転掌” it means “rotating palms”, or “turning palms. This kata emphasizes the soft aspects of “Naha-te” system and encompasses continuous, flowing movements. Tensho, along with its harder counterpart Sanchin, was created in 1921 as “Softer Sanchin” by Master Chojun Miyagi from … Continue reading

Niseishi (二十四) Kata

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Niseishi (二十四) (Twenty four steps) is an advanced kata practiced in Shitoryu karate. It originates from the Aragaki group “Tomari-te and is shown through the similarity to Unshu and Sochin kata of Master Seisho Aragaki of Tomrai region. One of the characteristics of this … Continue reading

Seipai ( 十 八 ) Kata

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Seipai is an advanced kata from Naha-te system which has been introduced in Okinawa through Higaonna Sensei, with it’s fairly slow tempo and rooted stances, particularly the use of Sanchin Dachi and Shiko Dachi. There are many effective techniques for … Continue reading

Chinto (鎮 東) Kata

Chinto Kata

Chinto (meaning approximately “fighter to the east”) is an advanced kata practiced in Shitoryu Karate. It is named after a Chinese sailor whose ship crashed on the Okinawan coast. It is known that the kata Chinto was well-known to the early Tomari-te and Shuri-te schools of Karate. The kata is very dynamic, … Continue reading

Bassai Dai (拔 塞 大) Kata

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Bassai Dai «To breach a Fortress»  This kata belongs to Shuri-te, from master Anko Itosu school summing up basic techniques with combination of attack and defense in serial movements. Forcefulness, strong spirit and overflowing power are manifested in this … Continue reading

Shisochin (四向鎮) Kata

Shisochin-Kata-Tanzadeh

Shisochin is a symmetrical kata from Nahate system  which has been introduced in Okinawa through Higaonna Sensei when he returned from his trip from Fujian of China. It begins with Sanchin dachi when applying three successive nukite zuki. There is a predominance of … Continue reading

Myojo (明 浄) Kata

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Myojo Myojo means “morning star” however, the Kata derived its name from the name of the Japanese High School where Kenwa Mabuni Sensei attended to teach the students self defence. The Kata contains the self defence sequences that Mabuni Sensei … Continue reading

Kururunfa ( 久留 頓 破 ) Kata

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Kururunfa ( 久留 頓 破 ) is an advanced kata from Nahate system brought back from China which was handed down to Higaonna Sensei. It features evasive as well as grappling maneuver and very quick movement.