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#339416 - 05/04/07 06:04 AM Your Favourite Kata?
Ninarx Offline
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Registered: 05/04/07
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Loc: London, UK
So what is your favourite kata?

Mine personally is a real toss up between Seiyunshin (goju version), Annanku and Gankaku. Although so many have places in my heart, Gojoshiho-sho, Unsu, Kanku-sho and several others. If I was forced to pick those are my big three.

Seiyunshin has been the kata that I have taken to competition for years as a junior and I'm sure I will continue to use it now I am a senior.

But what about everyone else?

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#339417 - 05/04/07 06:39 AM Re: Your Favourite Kata? [Re: Ninarx]
MikeC Offline
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Registered: 09/23/05
Posts: 130
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Seisan

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#339418 - 05/04/07 06:48 AM Re: Your Favourite Kata? [Re: MikeC]
JKogas Offline
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Loc: North Carolina
Any of the no-katas really


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#339419 - 05/04/07 12:55 PM Re: Your Favourite Kata? [Re: Ninarx]
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I've gotten to the point where I don't have a favorite. Used to mainly do Chinto in competition. Lately it's been Kusanku, but in private moments I've been coming up with bunkai from Seuchin.
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#339420 - 05/06/07 04:04 PM Re: Your Favourite Kata? [Re: Ironfoot]
Ninarx Offline
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Kushanku is a great kata... Which version?

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#339421 - 05/06/07 11:54 PM Re: Your Favourite Kata? [Re: Ninarx]
Curly Offline
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Chinto and passai

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#339422 - 05/07/07 10:37 AM Re: Your Favourite Kata? [Re: Ninarx]
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The Isshinryu version (by way of Kyan [Shorinryu]). Don't know about others, except that I know Shotokan breaks it down into Kanku Sho & Kanku Dai.
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#339423 - 05/08/07 08:49 AM Re: Your Favourite Kata? [Re: Ninarx]
linhuck Offline
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Registered: 03/22/07
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Used to be Unsu, but as i'm getting older.................
At the moment, it's neiseshi (shito ryu version)

Ossu
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#339424 - 05/10/07 11:07 AM Re: Your Favourite Kata? [Re: linhuck]
Empishu Offline
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I'd have to say I like my whole curriculum..can't say I like doing one Kata over the other.
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#339425 - 05/15/07 07:24 PM Re: Your Favourite Kata? [Re: Empishu]
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#339426 - 05/15/07 07:28 PM Re: Your Favourite Kata? [Re: busa]
busa Offline
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My favorite kata are usually ones that I don't know!!:)

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#339427 - 05/17/07 03:54 AM Re: Your Favourite Kata? [Re: Ninarx]
Alejandro Offline
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It's always difficult to pinpoint a favorite; I've taken something from every kata I've learned, more from the ones I've repeated and picked apart over and over.

BUT...I always go back to Naihanchi. It just contains so much function in a deceptively, seemingly simple form. Training sanchin as well has always created a nice balance with Naihanchi (or so my experience has been), so the two together certainly form my own core kata training.

Passai, Kushanku, Wanshu...any kata within your path deserves great attention, of course. But when that feeling of training YOUR kata comes, it's fantastic.

It gives any good Okinawan Karate nut the chills!
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