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Kanku Sho - "Looking to the Sky"


Kanku Sho introduces new techniques including:

One of the primary differences between Kanku Sho and Kanku Dai is that in Kanku Dai the counter attacks are at jodan level (upper level) where as in Kanku Sho the counter attacks tend to be mainly at chudan level (middle level).

Embusen

There are two kiai points in Kanku Sho:

  1. On the naname shita ni oshinobasu (double downward oblique push).
  2. On the very last movement of the kata a chudan oi tsuki (middle level lunge punch).

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.

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