Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sanseiru (三十六) Kata

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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 … Read more

Papuren (八 步 連) Kata

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Papuren (八 步 連) (also pronounce Happoren or Paipuren means “Eight steps at the same time”) is a kata of karate which was introduced by a White Crate Kung fu expert in the island of Okinawa from master Wu Xian Hui “Go Genki”.  Master Kenwa Mabuni learned 3 katas (Papuren, Nipaipo and Haffa) from Master … Read more