Karate - Budo  
  The key features and principles for understanding karate  
 

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Contents
Goju-ryu kata
 
  Introduction
  History
  Styles of karate
  Aims of karate
  Kihon, kata, kumite
  Physical principes
  Bunkai
  Combat
  Aggression and stress
  Kumite in pratice
  Dangerous spots
  Japan, Buddhism & Zen
  Karate and emptiness
  Precepts
  Quotations
  Conclusions
  References
  Author
  Contact
  The book
   
Annexes
    JKA
    Shotokan kata
    Shitoryu kata
    Goju-ryu kata
    Kumite
    Takedown & MMA
    Physical training
    Links

 

 

Kata Remarks Lien to video
1 Sanchin

Means three battles or three wars.

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2 Gekisai ichi

Means to attack (geki), to break (sai), one (ichi).

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3 Gekisai ni Means to attack (geki), to break (sai), two (ni). >> Video
4 Saifa Means to break (sai) and to tear (fa). >> Video
5 Seiyunchin Means to control (sei), to pull (yun) and battle (chin). >> Video
6 Sanseru Means 36 hands (san: 3, sei: 10 and ru: 6). >> Video
7 Shisochin Means fighting in four directions (shi 4, so: direction and chin: battle). >> Video
8 Sepai Means 18 hands (se: 10 and pai: 8). >> Video
9 Sesan Means 13 hands (se: 10 and san: 3). >> Video
10 Kururunfa Means long control and suddenly attack (Ku: long, ru: to maintain, run: sudden way: to tear). >> Video
11 Suparinpei

Means 108 hands.

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12 Tensho

Means rotating or fluid hands (ten: to turn, sho: palm).

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