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Gojushiho Kata & Bunkai

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In this video we explore the karate kata Gojushiho and it its history, pattern and bunkai in depth in a 51min documentary. Gojushiho, formerly called Useishi in Okinawa (Sells, 1995), is probably most trained, in terms of numbers of karate-ka around the world, in the two styles of Shito-ryu & Shotokan (the kata is also nick named Hotaku - woodpecker). However, Shorin-ryu and Itosu-kai are two other examples of major styles which carry the kata. These styles all possess this kata due to their heritage with Itosu Ankoh (see also the Itosu article). However, it is Matsumara Sokon (1809 [exact date debated] -1889) who was key in the initial spread of this kata in Okinawa (see WIKI lineage chart). In fact, some argue that he may have been the creator of it. However, its moves and and even name, would suggest it may in fact have arisen from Chinese origins. The various bodies of research around its origins leads one to believe that its origin is somewhere in China...

In this video we explore the karate kata Gojushiho and it its history, pattern and bunkai in depth in a 51min documentary. Gojushiho, formerly called Useishi in Okinawa (Sells, 1995), is probably most trained, in terms of numbers of karate-ka around
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