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#164306 - 07/05/05 09:22 PM Your kata
SANCHIN31 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 3783
Loc: Arkansas, U.S.
What empty hand katas do you do,know? Which one do you consider your kata(as in the one you are best at or know more about)?

Me...Taikyoky series,Seiunchin,Sanchin,Tensho,and Sanseru.

My kata is Seiunchin.I've done it longer and studied it more in depth than the others.
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#164307 - 07/05/05 11:47 PM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
Kintama Offline
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 2724
Loc: Massachusetts
Gekisai Dai ichi, Dai ni

Fukyugata ichi, ni, san
Pinan 1-5
Bassai Dai

Seiunchin is also the one I feel most comfortable with. A true hard/soft kata, it encompases all the most important basic aspects of goju - the bunkai is clear to see and interpret.
I enjoy studying Seisan and Seipai...the movements can be viewed as simple and powerful, or on another day, viewed as intricate and subtle.

#164308 - 07/06/05 06:03 AM Re: Your kata [Re: Kintama]
Bushi_no_ki Offline

Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1669
Loc: POM, Monterey CA
I would have to say AKK's Short Form Three is my kata. It is the most comprehensive of all so far, and the highest one I know.

I know Short 1, Long 1, Short 2, and Long 2.

#164309 - 07/06/05 06:35 AM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
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Registered: 05/03/05
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Loc: USA and Abroad
Kata that I perform regularly/teach: Pinan Shodan,Nidan,Yondan; Naihanchi Shodan and Nidan; Seisan, Passai, Chinto, Kusanku, Rohai, Gojushiho, Hakutsuru.

Kata that I perform regularly, but DO NOT teach: Wansu, Annaku, Nijushiho, Paiku, Okaku, Hakutsuru Mei.

My most in depth study has been Naihanchi(combined) and Kusanku.

I did learn Kururunfa(sp.?) back in my KajuKenpo days as a kid. I sometimes wish I would have held onto that one

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#164310 - 07/06/05 06:59 AM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
nenipp Offline

Registered: 04/13/04
Posts: 1205
I've practised Seisan for quite a while and kihongata aside, it's the one I know best (which isn't to say a lot)

#164311 - 07/06/05 08:18 AM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
shoshinkan Offline
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Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 2662
Loc: UK
am training the following -

Fukugata 1,2
Pinan 1-5
naihanchi 1-3

My 'personal' kata, that I train a little more in depth are the following -

naihanchi 1
matsumura seisan

I previously studied shito ryu and trained very hard in seiunchin, seipai, bassai dai, niseishi, pinans, kosukun dai and sanchin from memory.

My favorite kata for training are sanchin and naihanchi shodan, great historic forms that teach alot more than their simple format suggests.

#164312 - 07/06/05 11:40 AM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
McSensei Offline

Registered: 06/15/05
Posts: 1069
Loc: Kent, England
The kata in my club are;

Taigyoku shodan, nidan, saifa, bassai-dai, seiunchin, empi, sepai, kanku-dai, shisochin and seisan.

I can "perform" all. I "know"* taigyoku 1+2 and am studying
saifa, kanku-dai and empi.

Outside of my style I can "perform" Sanseiru, Hangetsu, Heian 1-5, Tekki shodan, Jion, Geki sai dai ichi, Taigyoku Jodan, chudan, gedan, mawashi uke and kakie uke.
I'm trying to study Hangetsu and sanseiru.

Every time I think I'm getting close to understanding a kata
I peel back another layer of the onion and bang I'm back to
the start again.
I stopped trying to learn how to perform many different kata
a while ago. I know people who have learnt all 26 kata from the Shotokan syllabus that couldn't apply a single technique
from any one of them.

I would like to learn Sanchin or Tensho though.

#164313 - 07/06/05 12:14 PM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
RC3 Offline

Registered: 06/05/05
Posts: 12
I have been taught Pinan Shodan, Pinan Nidan, Pinan Yondan, Naihanchi Shodan, Naihanchi Nidan, Matsumura Passai, Seisan, and Chinto.

I have only been training for just under 5 years, so "knowing" any of them is a non-issue.

My personal favorite is Passai.

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#164314 - 07/06/05 12:46 PM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
Kosh Offline

Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 302
Loc: Novo mesto, Slovenia
I know taikyoku 1-3, seisan, seuchin, naihanchi 1-3, sanchin and wanshu from my style. Next to that I know tensho and some hakutsuru katas.

While my favourite kata is sanchin, I don`t know which is the kata I know most about. I think I haven`t been training long enough to decide. My guess would be that at the moment I know most about seuchin and seisan.

It`s interesting that quite a few of you said that seuchin is your favourite kata. It`s also the most favourite kata of my teacher.
Peter ...Understanding is a three-edged sword...

#164315 - 07/06/05 02:03 PM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
PineForest Offline

Registered: 05/23/05
Posts: 26
Loc: Nebraska
I've trained in Fukyugata 1-2; Pinan 1-5; Naihanchi 1-3; Ananku; Matsumura Seisan; Matsumura Passai Sho & Dai; Wanshu; Seishin Sho.

My favs to study in depth are Nahanchi 1-3; Wanshu; Passai and Seisan.

I'm especially interested in training in Matsumura Seisan right now. The kata used to really frustrate me, but now I find it fascinating.
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