Gekisai Di Ichi - Kaishugata
Performed by: Sensei Morio Higaonna Created by Chojun Miyagi Sensei in 1940 for introduction into the school system and to help make the average person stronger. Literally translated as 'to destory' it is a power Kata designed to help you combine and create power and speed for your punches, kicks, blocks and moving.
Gekisai Di Ni - Kaishugata
Performed by: Sensei Morio Higaonna Created at the same time of Gekisai dai Ichi it also translates as 'to destroy' part 2. This Kata introduces and develops Tora guchi (tiger mouth block) and Neko ashi dachi (Cat stance) which is a common feature of higher level Kata. It also introduces open hand techniques. This Kata has since been refined to feature the Kiai point on the reverse punches.
Saifa - Kaishugata
Performed by: Sensei Morio Higaonna Saifa Kata translates to 'smash and break' or 'pound and pulverise'. Its characteristics of heavy back first and circular swinging movements give meaning to its name. It is a short Kata, but one with numerous sequences that require precise timing to execute correctly.
Kazoku Dojo est 2019.