Bassai Sho (拔 塞 小) Kata

Bassai Sho «To breach a Fortress», Minor

This kata belongs to Shuri-te, created by master Anko Itosu school summing up basic techniques with combination of attack and defense in serial movements. Forcefulness, strong spirit and overflowing power are manifested in this Kata. It is as though one was capturing an enemy castle. Bassai Sho demonstrates calmness in its techniques and contains a feeling of inner strength and tranquility while performing its movements. The techniques learned in this Kata are defense against a stick or long staff (BO) attack as well as different ways to apply the Bassai movements against an unarmed opponent.

Sensei-Tanzadeh-performing-Bassai-Sho