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Goju Ryu Katas (forms)

Goju Ryu Katas (forms)

Gekisai dai ichi
(Attack & Smash I)
Geki means to "attack," and Sai means to "smash;" and as a compound Dai Ichi means "the first" or "number one."
Gekisai dai ni
(Attack & Smash II)
Geki means to "attack," and Sai means to "smash;" and as a compound Dai Ni means "the second" or "number two."
Sanchin
(Three Battles)
San means "three" and chin mean "battle." (mind, body, and spirit)
Tensho
(Rotating Palms)

Ten means "turning" or "shifting," and Sho means "palm."

Saifa
(Smash & Destroy)
Sai means "smash" or "break," and Fa means "tear," or "destroy."
Seiyunchin
(To Control and Pull in Battle)
Sei means "to control," Yun means "to pull," and Chin means "to do battle."
Sanseiru
(36 Hands)
San mean three, Sei means "ten," and Ru means "six."
Shisochin
(Four Direction Battle)
Shi means "four," So means "direction," and Chin means "battle"
Sepai
(18 Hands)
Sei means" ten," and Pai means "eight"
Seisan
(13 Hands)
Sei means "ten" and San means "three."
Kururunfa
(control for a long time and suddenly defeat)
Ku means "a long time," Ru means "keep in place" or "stop from moving," Run means "suddenly," and Fa means "destroy" or "tear."
Suparinpei
(108 Hands)
Su means "one," Pa means "hundred," Rin means "zero," and Pei means "eight."
           
This Article was orriginally from : http://www.karateofla.com/katas.html
Fri 3, Nov 2006 23:03:00 by Fraser | Comments(0)

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