Monthly Archives: February 2017

Tomari no Wanshu (泊汪輯) Kata

Sensei Tanzadeh performing Tomari Wanshu Kata

Wanshu (ワンシュー,  汪輯) means “Wang’s Series (or Form)” and refers to the name of the diplomat Wang (1621 – 1689). Wang was the leader of a large ambassadorial mission from China sent by the Qing government in 1683 to the village of Tomari. A poet, calligrapher, diplomat, and martial artist in the Shaolin tradition of Fujian White Crane, he is often credited with teaching chu’an fa to the gentry … Read more