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New Student Information
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Dojo Rules & Guidelines

KATA References
    Kihon Kata
   
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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Passai Sho & Dai Kata - To Seize the Fortress

The Pinan Kata have a somewhat obscure history. We know that they came from Chinese Five Elements Fist Kung Fu but are not 100% certain when the transplanting of them began in Okinawa. There are many different versions of the Passai Kata but in our system we practice only two. Passai Sho, often referred to as Itosu Passai, and Passai Dai, often referred to as Matsumura Passai. The form is over 400 years old and it is theorized that it was created by a left handed practitioner of the arts. The unique characteristics of the Passai Kata are the twisting motions and more circular movements done during its study.

Passai Sho

 

Passai Dai