Master funakoshi called it hotaku knocking of a woodpecker because some of the techniques resemble a woodpecker tapping its beak against a tree. Jka japan karate association 21 shotokan karate kata. I think soke kanazawa has changed the names according to the principe that the dai version containt more basics combinations and the sho version. Have a look at all 26 shotokan karate kata, from the most basic kata to the more advanced ones. In the early 20th century when itosu anko took karate training into the school systems of okinawa, the true civilian combative elements of the kata were downplayed, and kata became physical exercise routines, almost like dances. From the smooth and flowing movements of gojushiho dai through the transformations in the equally long gojushiho sho to the serene and mellow meikyo. The kata gojushiho sho performed by world champion luca valdesi of italy, at the 11th italian open. The kata history and meaning is presented, bunkai options for all moves, the kata is. Sho is the original kata and the dai is the new shotokan kata. The practical application of karate kata pdf online. Recorded history takes the development of gojushiho before the time of.
In some styles of karate, there are two versions of this kata gojushiho sho. A karate kata is a set number of basic techniques arranged in order. Kata are prearranged sets of movements or routines, and they are the very heart of traditional martial arts. From the smooth and flowing movements of gojushiho dai through the transformations in the equally long gojushiho sho to the serene and mellow meikyo kata, both the techniques learned in the basic kata and more sophisticated tactics call on the. Recorded history takes the development of gojushiho before the time of matusmura.
This kata was called chiang nan by the chinese man. It features many sharp turns with dramatic whipping actions of the arms. The links below contain videos that demonstrate a number of practical applications and combinations associated with each kata bunkai is a karate technique where kata is broken down and studied for its offensive and defensive elements. Three steps to the most powerful punch in the martial arts. Introduction to destroy number 2 this kata was created at the same time as gekasai dai ichi.
The characters, meaning small and forest respectively and pronounced shorin in japanese, are also used in the chinese and japanese words for shaolin. The two shotokanstyle kata compared and contrasted with emphasis on the softer applications. The oftrepeated story about the jka having to rename the gojushiho kata. In fact, this concept is found throughout all the kata of matsumura shorinryu. In the native tongue of ancient okinawa the kata was called useishi meaning 54 step.
Bassai sho is a kata studied in many karate styles and it belongs to the bassaipassai famly with bassai dai. The oftrepeated story about the jka having to rename the gojushiho kata due to a tournament mixup. A free powerpoint ppt presentation displayed as a flash slide show on id. The kata gojushiho sho performed by jonathan mottram of england at the 21st world karate championships in paris, france.
This video demonstrates and explains the kata gojushiho sho according to the skif system of training. Kyokushinkai katabunkai kyokushinkai katabunkai vol. Here you can find a list of the katas for different styles of karate. A good kata for a student who looks strong and powerful jitte remains a popular kata with many senior ranks. Karate basics information on kata karate site welcome. Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. List of shorinryu bunkai practical application of kata. Shotokan kata all 26 kata in shotokan karate by sensei. Even today, many thousands of shotokan dojo practice these 26 kata only leaving out 1. Gojushiho sho and gojushiho dai are two versions in shotokan of the shorinryu kata called useishi 54 or gojushiho. Mina yamazaki of japan karatedo ryobukai performs the kata gojushiho sho in kalmar, sweden. Smooth and continuous transition between its many steps and complex body mechanics is the key to a good performance. You have fast stepping and strikes combined with the flowing locks and throws that you see in various kata from the various regions. Approved wkf shitei kata the official wkf shitei kata list.
Gojushiho 54 steps is a set of two kata sho minor and daimajor that both have their origin in a single kata from the shorinryu style which was called useishi meaning 54. If you practice other shotokan or non shotokan kata, please let us know. Both of these kata were created by sensei chojun miyagi as a means to strengthen and prepare the body for future rigorous training. This companion to gojushiho dai is one of the more advanced kata of shotokan and is popular in competition. O sip sa bo gojushiho useishi thoughts, applications. Core srkdi curriculum each srkdi affiliated dojo is free to establish its own unique shorin ryu curriculum. The kata is performed stepbystep with a focus on the key points. Bunkai kanku dai this is a summary of some of the practical and effective applications within the kata kanku dai kushanku. Gojushiho was developed by one of the okinawan karate master, sokon matsumura and named it as uesheishi under the fluency of chinese kungfu. This is a complete list of all the approved wkf karate shitei kata for shotokan, shitoryu, wadoryu and gojuryu. The karate player begins by standing at attention, bowing, and then by stepping in. To reorganize the previously haphazard introduction of karate for beginners, while simplifying the transition to advanced okinawan karate kata like naihanchin, kusanku, seisan, wanshu, gojushiho, passai etc. When meijin funakoshi came to mainland japan, he taught 16 kata. This video explains and demonstrates the kata gojushiho dai.
The karate kicking bag from hell and how it kicked my the real reason why classical karate is failing. In the skif school of shotokan dai and sho are opposite to the jka style. Kanazawa explains all the key kata in great detail. Bunkai kata gojushiho demonstration, shorin ryu karate school of oshukai kenyu chinen, okinawa in august 20. Jka japan karate association 21 shotokan karate kata 1st. Body movement in various kata includes stepping, twisting, turning, dropping to the ground, and jumping. International hayashiha shitoryu karatedo federation kata videos. The following represents the core, minimum curriculum required by srkdi. List of shorinryu kata bunkai practical application of kata. This page provides videos andor written instructions for the katas used in shitoryu karate i. This article explores the history of seisan kata aka seishan or hangetsu and links back to shuri te, naha te, and tomari te.
This kata is a beautiful and complex form that involves many interesting te movements. List of 26 shotokan katas international shotokan karate. Contents acknowledgements 6 kata 7 how to practise the kata 15 chinte 20 unsu 40 jiin 62 jutte 72 kankusho 86 gojushihosho 106 appendix 124 errata 125 acknowledgements the authors wish to thank the following people for their kindness and helpfulness. Shorinryu is one of the major modern okinawan martial arts and is one of the oldest styles of karate. Generally refers to the formal exercises practised within japanese martial arts.
All that is new in the world of sport styles,referee,karate kihon,japanese,news,kumite,karate shotokan,holy quran,shitoryu,history,bunkai,wku. In a strange quirk of martial arts history, the kata known as gojushiho sho was previously known as gojushiho dai and viceversa, but they got reversed. O sip sa bo gojushiho useishi thoughts, applications, origins, etc discussion in tang soo do started by makalakumu. Shotokan karate, kata gojushiho sho kanazawa hirokazu. He kept his students on the basic ones before they progressed to the more advanced forms. We the skif practicioners refer to gojushiho dai as the variant with kokutsu dachi and sho the variant with neko ashi dachi. The sibling to gojushiho sho, this kata is one of the most advanced kata of shotokan. The kata involves attack and smash techniques to pulverise the opponent. The kata gojushiho sho performed at wkf okinawa premier league 2014 by the japanese team. Gojushiho dai, gojushiho sho, meikyo best karate series masatoshi nakayama on. The current name however gojushiho can be translated to represent the 54 movements of the kata.
Shorin ryu kata diagrams artes marciais on line postagens. In kata, all the in kihon learned stances, as well as defence, strike, blow, kick, movement and jump techniques, are practiced, like in ippon kumite, in an exactly defined sequel, but against an imaginary opponent. Sensei masao kagawa jks demonstrating a part from the kata gojushihosho on a seminar in dublin, ireland on the of march the seminar was hos. Kata gojushiho sho by jonathan mottram eng 21st wkf. It was named by choshin chibana in 1933, but the system itself is much older. International shotokan karate federation of jamaica iskfj the following is a list of all 26 katas, number of moves, meaning kata no. For example, chinto uses the one legged stance of the crane extensively, gojushiho uses the movements of the neck and beak of the crane in its technique, and hakutsuru uses the wing of the crane.
The three advanced kata in this book are a challenge to the performers level of maturity. The pinan kata series was introduced into the okinawan school district karate program as gym training from 1902 to 1907. In shotokan the are two versions, gojushiho dai and gojushiho sho, which are almost certainly variations of the same form. Kata translates to rigid form flexible form form, position, single. Jitte introduces several new techniques such as a series of three consecutive jodanyokouchibarai upper level side sweeping block, as well as a series of two shokokobouke tiger mouth block. Encompasses many interpretations, depending on the written kanji, including rigidform, andor flexibleform. This section focuses on the bunkai used in various branches of shorinryu karate. Kata is a japanese term meaning mold, model, style, shape, form, or datatype. Full text of karate kata and applications volume 3. There are many differing versions of bassai in the various ryu, but we are fairly confident in ascribing bassaisho to master itosu. One of the stories surrounding the history of the pinan kata claims that itosu learned a kata from a shipwrecked chinese man living in okinawa in the tomari region. Ppt shotokan karate powerpoint presentation free to. Kata is often described as a set sequence of karate moves organized into a prearranged fight against imaginary opponents. The kata consists of kicks, punches, sweeps, strikes, blocks, and throws.
From the smooth and flowing movements of gojushiho dai through the transformations in the equally long gojushiho sho to the serene and mellow meikyo kata. Karate female team kata bronze medal serbia vs italy wkf world championships belgrade 2010 12 duration. Gojushiho this kata is the most advanced kata of the shurite branch of okinawan karate. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read.
Bunkai kusanku one minute bunkai presents 4 examples of bunkai out of the kata kusanku kanku dai. However, if you have any questions about a particular kata movement, please check with your instructor because kata instructions and the order of katas can vary by school and organization. The complete kata, hirokazu kanazawa, the foremost figure in the karate world today and a disciple of gichin funakoshi, the father of modern karate, offers the definitive work on the subject. The southern shotokan karate association practices the traditional style of shotokan karate. The closest relatives of the karate kata in other sports are shadow boxing, dancing, and gymnastics floor routines. From the smooth and flowing movements of gojushiho dai through the transformations in the equally long. One of these was the famous shaolin temple in china. First kata in the kusanku series from okinawan karatedo shorinryu shorinkan kusanku sho okinawan karatedo shorinryu shorinkan youtube. Gojushiho this kata 54 steps of the black tigercrane is the most advanced kata of the shurite branch of okinawan karate. Matsumura perfected the art taught him by chinto into the kata chinto as he developed this kata. Many other shotokan dojo have added taikyoku shodan to the jka list, which gives us the 27 kata below.995 1509 1451 148 1583 457 1598 79 190 480 280 582 61 1323 1523 440 251 889 1099 1324 984 1456 1264 283 1234 103 321 77 240 303 1429 1306 105 786 652 443 1184 1497 228 617