Aragaki ha Unshu

Aragaki ha

Unshu (雲手), literally “cloud hands”, It contains many intricate hand techniques, such as the Ippon Nukite (one finger strike) in the opening sequence. Unshu was created by Seisho Aragaki sometime around 1860-1870. Aragaki was a Japanese and Chinese language interpreter to the Shuri court, and a master of monk fist and white crane styles. It is somewhat a condensation of other katas (e.g., Bassai, Kosokun, Jion, Wanshu, Jitte, Chinto and Niseishi), hence it is essential to have mastered these before practicing Unshu.

Tanzadeh-Kata-Shitoryu-Unshu