The name Kushanku refers to the name of the Chinese diplomat from Fukien who is believed to have traveled to Okinawa and taught his system of fighting there.

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One possible bunkai for this technique allows the practitioner to escape a bear-hug from behind by twisting and dropping out of their grasp. Ktaa my own interpretation has the more physically and technically demanding techniques in actual application, not solo performance towards the kushnaku of the kata, and the simplest and most immediate techniques towards the start. On 13 Apr, By manager. Use the right leg to stand as you draw your left foot back to a hachiji dachi, and throw a left gedan uke to your left toward the front line and pull your right hand into hikite.

The other movements toward the start of the form are also quite easy to apply.

Kūsankū (kata)

Both methodologies can certainly be found within Kushanku kata. The interview kushajku us that Kushanku was not a physically strong man and yet he defeated much stronger opponents with ease.

Create new account Request new password. Indeed the active study of the kata as opposed to just practising them kuzhanku something that all karateka should engage in. Sadly, that is a very common misunderstanding about the purpose and nature of kata. You can then dump the opponent onto the floor in whatever direction is appropriate Figure 6.


It is simply a case of analysing the kata from the correct perspective and in the correct way. In many styles, such as Shotokanthere are two versions of the kata: Peichin Takahara is said to have seen Kushanku demonstrate his fighting prowess and was greatly impressed by him. As motioned previously, there are numerous throws recorded in Kushanku kata i.

The last three kushsnku of the form see the practitioner step around with their left leg Figure 1ksuhanku a low stance as the arms are pulled in Figure 2and then straighten the legs as the arms are brought upwards Figure 3. You are here Home. Close to masuba dachi, then rei.

It is a physically kushanlu and visually impressive form when performed correctly and it is one of the most popular kata in modern competition. This document details a ship running ashore in Oshima bay and includes interviews with the crew of that ship.

The kata starts by working with our instinctive reactions and steadily progresses through more technically demanding methodologies. The applications of the form are therefore open to interpretation. Japanese martial ktaa Okinawan martial arts Chinese martial arts. Martial Arts of kaha World: At this point your legs should be bent, and your spine should be straight Figure 5. In this article we will briefly look at the history of the kata and examine some of the key concept relating to its application.

Throughout the martial arts, it is common to teach the simplest techniques first, and teach the techniques that require a better understanding of the basics later on. If you are searching for other katas i.


Lack of variety in shotokan kata Sip Su Application? We have the kata itself of course, but we have no definitive answer when we ask what the original applications of the form were. There are currently 2 users online. And even where our interpretation may vary from the original then at least, if we approach the kata in the right way, we are ensuring we stay true to the original intent which was practical fighting methods for use in a civilian environment.

Certainly my own breakdown of the form includes many throws, takedowns and locks. Retrieved from ” https: Kushanku is one of the longest forms and it contains a wide variety of techniques. For additional Wado-Ryu Karate katas i.

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However, we should never mistake the formal instructions for the actual fighting skills those instructions are supposed to develop.

Movement drills we worked on today. The hand techniques that accompany the stance block the head, while allowing for a strike to the groin, knee, or foot. There are no detailed written records of the techniques that Kushanku originally taught Sakugawa. Kata tells us what methodologies we should drill and take into our live training.