Sanseiru (三十六) Kata

Sanseiru is one of the 4 “core” kata brought back from China by Master Kanryo Higaonna of Naha-Te school . The standard kanji of Sanseiru mean “36”. In Okinawa it is traditional to add the character (“te” meaning “hands”). This explosive kata develops low kicks and double hand techniques. It also focuses on fighting in all four directions. The techniques in this kata seem basic, direct and hard, however there are some unique and advanced, close-in techniques. A feature of this kata is use of many close-in fighting applications.