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Unsu - "Cloud Hands"

Unsu is noted for:

Unsu introduces new techniques including:


There are two kiai points in this Unsu:

  1. On the gedan kekomi (lower level thrust kick).
  2. On the last movement of the kata a chudan gyaku tsuki (middle level reverse 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.

"Bunkai is the creation of at least one underlying application, either defensive or offensive, for all of the visible movements and techniques that are contained in the embusen of any kata; Bunkai is the imagination in motion".

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