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#104925 - 02/21/03 12:03 PM jiin and wankan WHAT HAPPENED?!?!
shotoshodan86 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/03
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Loc: chugiak, Alaska,usa
Hello ive been studying shotokan karate for over ten years i am a shodan and on one of master yaguchi's last vists he presented to us jiin. since then i have practiced the kata many times and proceeded to use it in the 2003 nationals in orlando florida. i really like the kata a lot. but whenevr i look for a discription or text on that kata i notice there is none. i also dicoverd that it is the same for wankan. WHY is this?

ALL feedback is appriciated ^_^

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#104926 - 02/22/03 12:21 AM Re: jiin and wankan WHAT HAPPENED?!?!
senseilou Offline
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Not sure about wankan, though I got some info somewhere, however, Jitte, Jiin and Jion are called Temple kata, and what I was told were not directly in any system, but were added to various system. The version I have are from Hayashi-HA Shito Ryu, but was told by a Shorin Shihan that the temple kata are not in Okinawan syllabus. Soke Terou Hayashi has the Temple Kata, all 3 available on tape from Dragon Times if you are interested.

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#104927 - 02/22/03 05:36 AM Re: jiin and wankan WHAT HAPPENED?!?!
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The "24 Fighting Chickens" web site has a lot of good information for Shotokan stylists, and if you look at the kata link, you will find references to both Jiin and Wankan.
http://www.24fightingchickens.com/shotokan/kata/index.html

Videos of all the Shotokan kata are at a number of web sites that have them. Here is one:
http://www.chinte.net/kata.htm

-kakushiite

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