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Kanku Dai - "Looking to the Sky"

Kanku Dai introduces new techniques including:


There are two kiai points in this Kanku Dai:

  1. On the chudan nukite tsuki (middle level sword hand strike.
  2. On the second to last movement in the kata, a chudan ni mae geri (double middle level kick).

Tempo (speed)

The tempo of the kata demonstrated below has not been changed for filming. Everyone has their own tempo, however, it should remain similar for all forms/variations.

Demonstration of Kata

Demonstration of Kata Variations

Apart from the common "Omote" (front facing), way of performing kata (as shown above), kata can also be performed, "Ura" (opposite), "Go" (defensive) and "Go no Ura" (defensive opposite). Students will be required to be perform kata variations in advanced gradings. Sensei Kase introduced these variations explaining that performing kata ura, go, or go no ura is closer to actual application in real fighting circumstances.

Sorry, the demonstration video is not available.

"Some things are not meant to be understood in your lifetime".

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