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#313683 - 01/09/07 03:12 PM Your Favorite Kata
Taison Offline
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Don't know if this has been done, but here it goes;

What's your favorite kata?

Mine are Yantsu and Gekisai dai kata as taught by Oyama. I know it sounds weird for a goju-practitioner to do those two but like I said; I'm not restricting myself.

But one that will forever haunt me will be.... Sanchin. What is so special about it?? Don't know, but I'll find out even if it takes me another 40 years.

-Taison out
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#313684 - 01/09/07 03:31 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
student_of_life Offline
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mines a tie between tekki shodan and hengutsu as tought by the itkf and sensei Nishiyama.
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#313685 - 01/09/07 03:37 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: student_of_life]
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Sesian and Wasnu.
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#313686 - 01/09/07 05:03 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
Neko456 Offline
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Been done before I thimk my list was slightly different back then. I like them all.

Suparimpei, Sepai Naha - te

Bassai, Kusanku Shuri- te


Edited by Neko456 (01/09/07 05:05 PM)
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#313687 - 01/09/07 05:52 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
Saisho Offline
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1. Ananku

2. Gojushiho
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#313688 - 01/09/07 06:22 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
srv Offline
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Seiunchin and Sanseiru

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#313689 - 01/09/07 06:30 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: srv]
shoshinkan Offline
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Naihanchi is going to be my chosen favorite right now!


I will of course change my mind...........
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#313690 - 01/09/07 07:37 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: shoshinkan]
BuDoc Offline
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Naihanchi and Matsumura Rohai.

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#313691 - 01/09/07 07:38 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: srv]
harlan Offline
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Ditto.

Quote:

Seiunchin and Sanseiru



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#313692 - 01/09/07 08:32 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: harlan]
BrianS Offline
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Quote:

Ditto.

Quote:

Seiunchin and Sanseiru








Double ditto.
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#313693 - 01/09/07 09:12 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
Ed_Morris Offline
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principles from Seisan and Sepai.

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#313694 - 01/10/07 03:37 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Ed_Morris]
mark Offline
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Registered: 03/04/03
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Loc: uk
karate:- Goyushiho dai. Nijushiho {apart from the left leg side kick }
Aikido:- the Hiranoo kata
Jo:- San Ju Ichi No kata.
Kung fu:- Chi sao { can i call that kata?}

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#313695 - 01/10/07 07:17 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: mark]
Dobbersky Offline
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Loc: Manchester United Kingdom
Ashihara Karate - Kihon No Kata Sono San, and Jissen No katas

Wado Ryu - Naifanchi (Tekki Shodan), Kuchanku(Kanku Dai) and Bassai (Dai) as my Poll pointed out those 3 and I have adopted them as my favourites

Tang Soo Do - Chil Sung Katas 1-3 (although can't remember then as no longer Practice them - Silly boy)
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#313696 - 01/10/07 11:56 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
bo-ken Offline
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Tekki Shodan and Nidan. The more I practice them the more I learn that's why I love them so much.

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#313697 - 01/10/07 01:57 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: bo-ken]
Taison Offline
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Just wanted to add 1 more; Gekisai Sho.

so my favorites are; Gekisai Dai, Gekisai Sho and Yantsu.

AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO LIKES THE SIMPLER KATAS???

-Taison out
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#313698 - 02/11/07 07:22 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
Milos Offline
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My favourite kata is Passai (old Tomari no Passai version). I very like this kata because of bunkai. Bunkai of Passai kata is very effective in real confrotation. In bunkai we have all basic defensive movements for self defence.
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#313699 - 02/12/07 06:23 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Milos]
steelwater Offline
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Registered: 05/20/05
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1. Ananku
2. Heian Godan
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#313700 - 02/12/07 07:08 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
nahate Offline
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Registered: 04/20/06
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Loc: No VA suburbs of Wash DC
It's hard to choose a favorite since I visit them all on a nearly daily basis but if pressed I'd say sepai, kururunfa, and superimpei.

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#313701 - 02/13/07 02:06 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
Taison Offline
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Been training Tekki Shodan (Kyokushin) like mad and Pinan Sono Yon (Oyama style).

Don't know why, I'm a goju-ryu practitioner but I keep doing KK katas. Guess something hit me too hard on the head.

-Taison out
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#313702 - 02/13/07 07:00 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
mahoney Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 22
Loc: Slovenija - Europe
heian godan


Edited by mahoney (02/13/07 07:00 AM)

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#313703 - 02/13/07 08:18 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: mahoney]
MidnightTrain Offline
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Registered: 02/13/07
Posts: 9
Loc: Arkansas
Favorite to show to a group: Chinto
Favorite to perform for myself: Naihanchi
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#313704 - 02/13/07 10:40 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: MidnightTrain]
Stampede Offline
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Posts: 967
Loc: El Dorado, AR
Is this an annual thread?

Sunsu
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#313705 - 02/14/07 08:11 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
Barad Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 427
Nijushiho (knee raise not side kick)
Bassai Dai
Gankaku

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#313706 - 02/14/07 08:46 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
schanne Offline
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Chinto
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#313707 - 02/14/07 11:39 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
Salek Offline
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Oh goodness... I love them all so much. Hangetsu is good... ummm Bassai Dai and Sho are good. Kanku Sho is FUN. But I must say that I feel "whole" and "complete" when I do "Sochin" in a dark room by myself.
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#313708 - 02/16/07 12:43 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Salek]
Peter32 Offline
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Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 10
My favorite Kata would be the Uechi Sanchin.

I like it because it develops a lot of punching power (even though the technique delivered is a spear-hand) and because it develops iron body conditioning.

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#313709 - 02/16/07 10:22 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
l947 Offline
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Posts: 57
Loc: MO. USA
teki and neaha

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#313710 - 02/16/07 10:30 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: l947]
horizon Offline
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Registered: 07/24/05
Posts: 143
Loc: London
I really like Gekisai Dai, as we do it in Seido. The way everything is combined, strong techniques followed by the explosiveness at some parts.

Also I really like Seido katas (as the name suggests, unique to Seido karate). It focusses a lot on hip movement, throwing powerfull cross punches, and also moving backwards.
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#313711 - 02/16/07 02:25 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: horizon]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6665
Loc: Amherst, MA
Can I change my mind? Depending on any given day, or place in my training, I prefer one kata over another for various reasons. I like it either because I can do it comfortably, or because I can't...and it challenges me. Some kata from other systems I find fascinating to watch...but don't want to learn. Some I'm tired of watching just because it may be all over youtube.com.

Today...my favorite is Choun no kon. I'm stuck in the office, and have missed two weeks of kobudo practice...and am longing to feel the bo.

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#313712 - 02/16/07 02:32 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
hawkfish Offline
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Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 28
Loc: Illinois USA
I like many of the Kata's but the one I like to do the most is Heian Shodan. It is very basic but it just feels so powerful and stable. Maybe it's because finally feel that I can do it well after all this time.

The one that I really want to do is Jion but I still have a little way to go before I am ready.

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#313713 - 02/19/07 10:06 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
shotokanwarrior19 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 129
Loc: Cortland, OH, USA
Mine would probably be Bassai dai or Jion
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#313714 - 02/20/07 11:16 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: shotokanwarrior19]
matchhead_jack Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 96
Loc: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Favorite kata for flash, Chinto
Favorite kata for bunkai, Wansu

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#313715 - 03/01/07 03:47 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: matchhead_jack]
ShawnJ Offline
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 25
Loc: Florida
I'm a beginner...so the only kata I know right now is Fukyugata!

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#313716 - 03/01/07 05:44 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
Curly Offline
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Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 89
Loc: Grand Junction, CO
Annanku-(sp) and Chinto. Shorin ryu.

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