Shorin Ryu Kata:
Naihanchi - "Staying and Fighting"
Pinan - "Peaceful Mind"
Passai - "To Breach a Fortress"
Sho - small, or lesser
Dai - large, or greater
Gojushiho - "Fifty Four Steps"
Chinto - "Fighting to the East"
|Shorin Ryu Kata History:|
CHOTUKU KYAN, Shorin Ryu - KENTSU YABU, Shorin Ryu
CHOMO HANASHIRO, Shorin Ryu - CHOJUN MIYAGI, Goju Ryu
Founding members of "Karate-do" association in 1937
(Front, from right) Chojun Miyagi, Chomo Hanashiro, Kentsu Yabu, Chotoku Kyan (Back, from right) Genwa Nakasone, Choshin Chibana, Choryo
(1733 – 1815)
He combined chuan-fa with tode forming Okinawa-te, te, karate (china hand).
He is generally acknowledged as founder of the Okinawan martial arts.
Born in Shuri, Okinawa
The series of five basic kata called Pinan (later renamed Heian in Japan) are one of the most widely taught kata today.
Grand Master Eizo Shimabukuro trained directly with Chotoku Kyan.
Grand Master Eizo Shimabukuro
trained directly with Chojun Miyagi.
Famous for his Naihanchi kata.
Eizo Shimabukuro trained
with Choki Motobu.
Choshin Chibana (1885-1969)
Grand Master Eizo Shimabukuro trained with Choshin Chibana. He corrected his Pinan katas.
He called his style kobayashi-ryu or young forest style.
Toyea Sai / Chatanyara Sai
|Shorin Ryu Lineage of Kata|
|Shuri Te Kata
|Tomari Te Kata
|Naha Te Kata
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