Annanko Video - Kata & Bunkai
Translation of the kanji for this karate kata is "Light from the South". The Kata is performed fast and slow at different angles and includes a slow walk through of the pattern. Selected bunkai are also included with a partner. The Kata has at least 2 stories around its origins - both Taiwan related. One is that it was a fighting from native Taiwan and moved to Japan/Okinawa from there. The other, by historian John Sells (8th Dan), is that Kyan Chotoku (a Okinawan karate practitioner who lead to the founding of the Shorin styles) went for a time to Taiwan and upon returning to Okinawa, he began to teach a new kata called Ananku. This historical note suggest Chotoku had created it as a basic kata from techniques developed from or inspired by his Taiwan adventures.