The name Kushanku refers to the name of the Chinese diplomat from Fukien who is believed to have traveled to Okinawa and taught his system of fighting there.

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Certainly my own interpretation has the more physically and technically demanding techniques in actual application, not solo performance towards the end of the kata, and the simplest and most immediate techniques towards the start. One possible bunkai for this technique allows the practitioner to escape a bear-hug from behind by twisting and dropping out of their grasp. It is simply a case of analysing the kata from the correct perspective and in the correct way.

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kkshanku Matsumura was in turn one of the teachers of Anko Itosu. Certainly my own breakdown of the form includes many throws, takedowns and locks. The application of this sequence is as follows.

The final technique of the form records a rather advanced throwing technique that requires good timing and a good degree kat physical strength. Indeed, in many cases it is blindingly obvious how the motion of the kata is to be applied.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Use the right leg to stand as you draw kusanku left foot back to a hachiji dachi, and throw a left gedan uke to your left toward the back line and pull your right hand into hikite.


Kata tells us what methodologies we should drill and take into our live training. Essentially the non-striking arm has two jobs in kata. This flinch is presented in a very formal way in kata; as can be seen in the photograph of Gichin Funakoshi performing the opening motion of Kushanku kata Above.

The last three moves of the form see the practitioner step around with their left leg Figure 1assume a low stance as the arms are pulled in Figure 2and then straighten the legs as the arms are brought upwards Figure 3. If you are searching for other katas i.

Allow the left foot to pivot to 45 degrees off of the back line, and remain flat with the leg relaxed straight. Let your left hand open thumb cocked as you throw a left low block to your left and a right open hand agi uke to your front, as you turn your head to your left 45 degrees.

The kata is always formal and precise. The interview tells us that Kushanku was not a physically strong man and yet he defeated much stronger opponents with ease.

The hand techniques that accompany the stance block the head, while allowing for a strike to the groin, knee, or foot. However, in combat the flinch will of course be instinctive and rough around the edges.

The kata is a record of the combative techniques and concepts formulated by a Chinese martial artist who went by the name of Kushanku. Martial Arts of the World: Throughout the martial arts, it is common to teach the simplest techniques first, and teach the techniques that require a better understanding of the basics later on.


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Close to masuba dachi, then rei. You can then dump the opponent onto the floor in whatever direction is appropriate Figure 6. The live application of the kata in the chaos of combat will be far from formal and precise! Again, we have no way of knowing for certain, ksuhanku the idea is certainly worthy of consideration.

Not for power generation Rolling with strikes. Today, some karate styles practise both the lesser and greater versions of the form Kushanku-Dai and Kushanku-Sho ; whereas others only practise kxta main version. Both methodologies can certainly be found kzta Kushanku kata. This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit our website.

Lack of variety in shotokan kata Sip Su Application? Sadly, that is a very common kqta about the purpose and nature of kata. Create new account Request new password. History tells us that the kata is a record of the highly effective techniques that were designed by Kushanku and then subsequently recorded by Tode Sakugawa. The use of one hand to control and locate the head whilst the other limb strikes it is most definitely a key methodology of old style karate.

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Kūsankū (kata)

Kushanku Kanku-Dai is frequently said to be one of the most important forms practised within the various karate styles. Skip to main content. Views Read Edit View history.