Monthly Archives: March 2016

Heian (平安) Kata “Heian Godan”

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Heian or “Pin-an” Way of peace (literally, “Great Peace”, sometimes translated as “Calm Mind”, “Peaceful Mind”). The Heian kata series was introduced into the Okinawan School District karate program as gym training from 1905 to 1907 by Master Ankoh Itosu. Sensei Ankoh Itosu originally created the series of Heian katas around 1902 by using some … Read more

Heian (平安) Kata “Heian Yondan”

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Heian or “Pin-an” Way of peace (literally, “Great Peace”, sometimes translated as “Calm Mind”, “Peaceful Mind”). The Heian kata series was introduced into the Okinawan School District karate program as gym training from 1905 to 1907 by Master Ankoh Itosu. Sensei Ankoh Itosu originally created the series of Heian katas around 1902 by using some … Read more

Bassai Sho (拔 塞 小) Kata

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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 … Read more

Heian (平安) Kata “Heian Sandan”

Sensei-Tanzadeh-performing-Heian-Sandan

Heian or “Pin-an” Way of peace (literally, “Great Peace”, sometimes translated as “Calm Mind”, “Peaceful Mind”). The Heian kata series was introduced into the Okinawan School District karate program as gym training from 1905 to 1907 by Master Ankoh Itosu. Sensei Ankoh Itosu originally created the series of Heian katas around 1902 by using some … Read more