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#220918 - 01/09/06 11:37 AM Sai kata, which are there?
Ives Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 691
Loc: the Netherlands
The system I train in teaches the following sai kata:

Tsukenshitahaku
Hamahiga
Tawata
Chatanyara
Yaka
Hantagawa
Jigen
Kojo

I myself are just starting to learn the first: Tsukenshitahaka.
And I find it quite difficult. (Maybe I if you know this kata, you could give me some training advice?)

Thanks for your response.

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#220919 - 01/09/06 01:46 PM Re: Sai kata, which are there? [Re: Ives]
Raul Perez Offline
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Registered: 08/08/02
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Loc: Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, USA
in my system there is one sai kata taught by the instructors:

Kuniyoshi No Sai Kata (Basic & Advanced)
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#220920 - 01/09/06 08:55 PM Re: Sai kata, which are there? [Re: Ives]
Ironfoot Offline
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Registered: 06/10/04
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Loc: St. Clair Shores, MI USA
In the Isshinryu system there are 2 or 3 sai kata.
We have Chantan Yara, Kusanku sai and Bo/Sai Kumite.
The first is perhaps the only true kata.
The second was probably made just to show you could adapt most if not all hand katas to weapons.
I believe the 3rd was invented, along with Bo/Bo Kumite, by Master Shimabuku's American students as a demonstration.
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#220921 - 01/10/06 09:40 AM Re: Sai kata, which are there? [Re: Ironfoot]
Chatan1979 Offline
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Registered: 03/21/05
Posts: 338
Loc: Mahomet , Illinois
The kobujitsu system i practice studies the following sai kata:
Higaionna
Kyan
matsuhiga
Hamahiga
nicho sai
sancho sai
nakamura no sai
tawada no sai
tsukenshitahaku no sai
chatan yara no sai
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#220922 - 01/10/06 02:03 PM Re: Sai kata, which are there? [Re: Ironfoot]
Victor Smith Offline
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Hi Ironfoot,

In Isshinryu history, Shimabuku Tatsuo originally taught a short sai kata, Kyan no Sai, later apparently discontinued and part of it forming the 'additional ending' on Kusanku kata. There is a movie of Shimabuku Sensei performing it in 1958 and the late Sherman Harrill (among others) used to do it too.

Kusanku Sai is interesting. Taira Shinken (Shimabuku's Kobudo instructor in the late 50's) often used to suggest to instructors that they adopt various kata to weapons, to suggest they focus on the weapon, and not the embusen of a kata.

Chantan Yara no Sai, is a version of the one taught by Tara. Tara is known to have changed his kata at different times, so whether he or Isshinryu's founder made the changes are a question.

Many consider Kusanku Sai a more advanced kata than Chantan Yara No Sai. Myself I go back and forth between the two as to which is more advanced.
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#220923 - 01/15/06 11:26 PM Re: Sai kata, which are there? [Re: Ives]
Genenahs Offline
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Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 6
Loc: Adelaide,South Australia
The sai katas that are in our ryukyu kobudo are:
-Kyan no sai
-Nippon sai(Tsuken Shitahaku)
-Kusanku sai
-Chatanyara no sai
In the RyuKonKai i believe there are:
-NiCho sai
-Ishikagwa nu sai

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#220924 - 01/16/06 04:47 PM Re: Sai kata, which are there? [Re: Ives]
BuDoc Offline
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Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1067
Loc: USA and Abroad
If I might ask, what system do you train in that has a Kojo sai kata?

respectfully,

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#220925 - 01/17/06 06:33 AM Re: Sai kata, which are there? [Re: BuDoc]
Ives Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 691
Loc: the Netherlands
I study Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai.
The system was formed by Inoue, Gansho "Motokatsu", which studied under Shinken, Taira.

For more info see: Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shin Ko Kai
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#220926 - 02/08/06 07:46 PM Re: Sai kata, which are there? [Re: Ironfoot]
shuri Offline
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Registered: 11/26/05
Posts: 36
Loc: Central IL
Quote:

In the Isshinryu system there are 2 or 3 sai kata.
We have Chantan Yara, Kusanku sai and Bo/Sai Kumite.
The first is perhaps the only true kata.
The second was probably made just to show you could adapt most if not all hand katas to weapons.
I believe the 3rd was invented, along with Bo/Bo Kumite, by Master Shimabuku's American students as a demonstration.




kumi means to struggle
te means hand

kumite therefore means to struggle with hands kumibo or kumisai would be the term you need here

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#220927 - 02/14/07 07:37 PM Re: Sai kata, which are there? [Re: shuri]
tnkc Offline
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Registered: 09/11/05
Posts: 2
Loc: Sydney, Oz
Quote:

Quote:

In the Isshinryu system there are 2 or 3 sai kata.
We have Chantan Yara, Kusanku sai and Bo/Sai Kumite.
The first is perhaps the only true kata.
The second was probably made just to show you could adapt most if not all hand katas to weapons.
I believe the 3rd was invented, along with Bo/Bo Kumite, by Master Shimabuku's American students as a demonstration.




kumi means to struggle
te means hand

kumite therefore means to struggle with hands kumibo or kumisai would be the term you need here




Or kumiwaza

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