FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 103 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Drk1915, poolio, tkbeaty, sheikspells2022, sanna
23299 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
New Topics
Recent Posts
Forum Stats
23299 Members
36 Forums
35708 Topics
432778 Posts

Max Online: 488 @ 01/23/20 01:55 PM
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#409945 - 10/23/08 11:31 AM Re: A day with another Hakutsuru Kata [Re: shoshinkan]
Barad Offline

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 427
Hi Jim,

Thanks-is there anything on Youtube with your style's version of Rohai for comparison?


#409946 - 10/24/08 04:58 AM Re: A day with another Hakutsuru Kata [Re: Barad]
shoshinkan Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 2662
Loc: UK
nah, our stuff is top secret and deadley...............

on a more serious enough technically it's very minor differences really, and we tend to be a litlle more dynamic in working the kata.

e-mail me and I will send you a couple of versions.
Jim Neeter

#409947 - 10/29/08 11:24 AM Re: A day with another Hakutsuru Kata [Re: shoshinkan]
underdog Offline

Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 1270
Loc: Mansfield, MA U.S.A.
Thanks. I am not a history person. When I was looking for a Hakatsuru that was similar to what I was learning, I could find none. I got a DVD from George Alexander but that was a completely different kata. What I learned was recognizable from your first one. I got mine from Pantazi and Kline. Just goes to show, Victor, that this wealth of knowledge you have about history could be valuable.
The older I get, the better I was!

#409948 - 10/29/08 06:02 PM Re: A day with another Hakutsuru Kata [Re: underdog]
Victor Smith Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 06/01/00
Posts: 3220
Loc: Derry, NH
Hi Rosanne,

Among the many mysteries, with the exception of Matayoshi Shimpo's crane forms, and the old movie of Soken Hohen doing something crane (whether that was Hakutsuru or not ?) there is little of other Okinwans' doing Crane.

About 20 years ago there started being a long series of articles in several magazines building up Hakutsuru mystique (most of them written by George Alexander) and over the years Crane kata started appearing such as George Alexander then John Sells, and onward, to today where almsot every week somebody's posting a new one, and some instructors teach dozens of them, and none of them are Chinese Crane stylists (that I'm able to ascertain).

I don't care what others do, and if you can drop someone with what you do, great, it's just there is little historical validation to any of those crane kata that I can find.

Just one of the MA's little secrets perhaps?

Btw, as I undesrtand it, Matayoshi Shimpo, felt the real value to his Crane forms was for health, not fighting.

I keep looking, who knows what is next?
victor smith bushi no te isshinryu offering free instruction for 30 years

#409949 - 10/29/08 08:54 PM Re: A day with another Hakutsuru Kata [Re: Victor Smith]
Victor Smith Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 06/01/00
Posts: 3220
Loc: Derry, NH
The complete current youtube collection - It grows almost day by day.

Matt Brown, owner of Penacook School Karate and 8th Degree Black Belt under Dillman Karate International demonstrates a knockout from Hakutsuru Kata

Shito Ryu Kata Hakkaku
Hakutsuru of Kume Village
Hakutsuru Ichi Odo Sensei
Hakutsuru No Kata
Hakutsuru Tony Sandoval
Soken Hakutsuru Chandler
Hakutsuru Mei Chandler
Hakutsuru ton kata Matsumura Shorin Ryu
Hakutsuro so kata Matsumura Shorin Ryu

Hakutsuru Castro Soke

Hakutsuru Kata ???
Hakutsuru Paiho
Hakutsuru White Crane Ron Goninan

Hakutsuru Renshi Edgardo Martinez

Kusano Hakucho Kata
Hakkucho Ichi Matayoshi Shimpo
Okaku Matayoshi Shimpo
Kinga Ryu Matayoshi Shimpo

Hakutsuru aka Golden Butterfly (Kempo)

HakuCho Kata Ron Lindsey

Nipaipo Kata Shito Ryu
Happoren 8 linked steps (Karate Chinese MingHe Babulien)
Papuren Jose Alberto Cruz

Edited by Victor Smith (10/29/08 08:54 PM)
victor smith bushi no te isshinryu offering free instruction for 30 years

#409950 - 02/05/09 01:04 PM Re: A day with another Hakutsuru Kata [Re: Victor Smith]
imperial_crane Offline

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 26
Loc: Maryland, USA
Hi Victor,

Sorry I am late on this thread. As someone who studies and teaches Shorin Ryu Matsumura I had to comment. The kata that Soken sensei is doing in the "Life of a Grandmaster" video is our version of Hakutsuru or white crane.

Yes there seems to be many White Crane people popping out of the woodwork every day. Most can be traced back to China somehow and even less can be directly linked to Soken sensei's art. Actually there are a lot of white crane concepts in many of our kata by way of Soken sensei.
Paul S.
Imperial Crane Martial Arts
Maryland, USA

#409951 - 02/05/09 10:05 PM Re: A day with another Hakutsuru Kata [Re: imperial_crane]
Victor Smith Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 06/01/00
Posts: 3220
Loc: Derry, NH
Hi Paul,

So you do Crane in the home of the Crabs (Bad joke but I'm originally as Southern Penna boy <GRIN>.

The advent of Crane/Hakutsuru has been a minor martial phenomena and I've enjoyed tracking it. I've actually studied one of the above forms, shared by a friend, but have never included it in my students studies.

Partially because an Isshirnyu stylist is that of a Dragon, and I do teach my brown belts a from from my friend Ernest Rothrock (Lung Le Kune - supple dragon). The reasons are complex but it recently struck me it was appropriate for an Isshinryu stylist to study Dragon after all.

And of course do you want to bring a 'crane' to a 'dragon fight'. Spoken with gentle gest of course.

It's great you're able to participte in your systems Crane studies, but it remains mystifying how Crane is continuing to be revealed.

the wonders of the modern era.
victor smith bushi no te isshinryu offering free instruction for 30 years

#421016 - 07/22/09 01:52 PM Re: A day with another Hakutsuru Kata [Re: Victor Smith]
chusauli Offline

Registered: 05/30/06
Posts: 6
As for "Luohan" being pronounced "Lohai" or "Rohai" in uchinachu, that might be a possibility, however, one simply looks at the kanji as the ultimate source.

Personally, to think there is one Chinese source for kata, I do not think so. The Okinawans were able to get a good understanding of essential quan fa and make up their own inspired kata. Okinawan kata are made up and took a smattering of Fujian based Quan Fa and combined it with their native "Di" or "Te". They weren't Chinese and didn't have to have all the Chinese baggage of mastering an art with all the requirements passed down.

As for Luohan Quan, there are hundreds of fist forms referred to as "Luohan Quan".

A look at Rohai, and you know its Shuri Te or Tomari Te...not LuoHan Quan. Pinan Godan, Passai look more like Luohan Quan, even the Jion, Jitte, Jiin kata.
Robert Chu

#435946 - 07/29/13 10:47 AM Re: A day with another Hakutsuru Kata [Re: Victor Smith]
Tuigwaachan Offline

Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 4
I am interested in these links but all were unavailable via Youtube (looks like they were removed?). If anyone knows of other sources to view them or similar videos, that would be helpful. Nifee debiru.

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2

Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki 

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Stun Guns
Variety of stun gun devices for your protection

Buy Pepper Spray
Worry about your family when you’re not around? Visit us today to protect everything you value.
Accurate information on the ancient martial traditions of the Japanese samurai

C2 Taser
Protect yourself and loved ones from CRIME with the latest C2 Taser citizen model. Very effective.



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga