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#164326 - 07/07/05 07:09 AM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
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Registered: 05/22/05
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Kata I know...

I know the movements/embu for a lot of kata. Between standard Isshin-ryu, Shorin-ryu, Goju-ryu and the kata one of my teachers made up, I'd guess around 40 or 50, actually. I don't feel like listing them.

I'd say I might know 1 of them really - but I think that would be a stretch. I guess if I had to choose one that I "know," it would probably be Saifa at this point - but like I said, that would be a stretch. I know some bunkai for all of them, but can't do all the bunkai reliably - hence I don't know most of the kata I know.
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#164327 - 07/07/05 11:56 AM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
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I know Heian series, Tekki Shodan and Nidan, Bassai Dai and Sho, and Chinte. I believe that Tekki Shodan is my best kata. I am a better with my hands then my feet so itís a perfect kata for me.

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#164328 - 07/09/05 08:07 PM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
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Heian Shodan-Godan
Tekki Shodan
Empi
Bassai Dai and working on Tekki Nidan and sandan

Anyone else heard of the Kata EMPI?
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#164329 - 07/10/05 05:07 AM Re: Your kata [Re: Salek]
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Empi(also spelled enpi), or "Flight of the swallow", is also widely recognized as "wansu". That's a fun kata.

I enjoy a wide variety of kata from many many different arts. However, I NEVER say that I know them, even though I can perform many of them backwards or on the opposite side. I always say "I've studied that kata", instead of saying I "know" it.
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#164330 - 07/10/05 08:22 AM Re: Your kata [Re: Boomer]
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I agree with your point, boomer. It's semantics that mostly goes without saying in person- but maybe needs mention in text. In this case I assume: 'know' = 'can perform the movements in order to further study the kata'.

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#164331 - 07/10/05 05:44 PM Re: Your kata [Re: Kintama]
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That's exactly what I meant by 'know' Kintama,some people need to be quite literal.
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#164332 - 07/10/05 06:49 PM Re: Your kata [Re: SANCHIN31]
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Quote:

That's exactly what I meant by 'know' Kintama,some people need to be quite literal.




Boomer = "some people".
Sorry, I just don't like the somantics used. It's only my personal preferance (which I tend to force down other people's throats). In this world of people making shodan in a year and opening their own school within three, bestowing themselves titles and such, I try to be as real (and humble) as possible. So the terminology used is important to me. "Yeah, I know that kata" is thrown around far to often, in my opinion.
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#164333 - 07/10/05 07:50 PM Re: Your kata [Re: Boomer]
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Boomer,I see your point and I'm on your side .
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#164334 - 07/11/05 05:04 PM Re: Your kata [Re: Boomer]
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Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 2827
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My POV exactly...(I don't "Know" any kata)

I'm studying:
Pinan 1 - 5
Naihanchi Shodan
Kosokun Dai
Bassai Dai
Tensho
Juroku
Wanshu
Jitte
Jion
Seisan
Annanko
Seienchin
Kururunfa
Niseishi
Sochin
Koshiki no Rohai
Tomari Bassai
Matsukaze
Nipaipo
Seipai

Forgot:
Gojushiho
Jiin

(Damn, I never took an accounting before)

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#164335 - 07/11/05 06:46 PM Re: Your kata [Re: Boomer]
SANCHIN31 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
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Loc: Arkansas, U.S.
Quote:

Quote:

That's exactly what I meant by 'know' Kintama,some people need to be quite literal.




Boomer = "some people".
Sorry, I just don't like the somantics used. It's only my personal preferance (which I tend to force down other people's throats). In this world of people making shodan in a year and opening their own school within three, bestowing themselves titles and such, I try to be as real (and humble) as possible. So the terminology used is important to me. "Yeah, I know that kata" is thrown around far to often, in my opinion.




Boomer,
Check out this thread from a while back. http://www.fightingarts.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/15737627/an/0/page/10#15737627
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