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KATA References
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Fukyu Kata
   
Naihanchi Kata
   
Pinan Kata
   
Passai Sho & Dai Kata
   
Kusanku Sho & Dai Kata
   
Chinto Kata
   
Gojushiho Kata
   
Shugoro no Kata Gorin
   
About Bunkai

History of Shorin Ryu ShorinKan Karate

Karate Terminology

Kihon Waza - Technical Study

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Kusanku Sho & Kusanku Dai Kata - To Look To The Sky

The Kusanku series of Kata or very old and, like most Kata, there isn't a lot of recorded history on their development. What we do know is that Kusanku was a Chinese diplomat that came to Okinawa and taught a few different versions of his martial arts form, now called Kusanku. We practice two different Kusanku Kata in Shorinkan. The first Kusanku Sho meaning minor, and the second Kusanku Dai meaning major. The Kusanku Kata are very strong and dynamic Kata with emphasis on heavy Bunkai. They quickly become favorite Kata of most students at purple to brown belt and often remain so through the student's life in Karate.

Kusanku Sho

 

Kusanku Dai