Orange County Uechi-Ryu Karate
Adult Black Belt Program
FOR WHITE BELTS - 1 Stripe
(2nd rank is called KyuKyu)
Now that you have some basic fundamental movements down, the next traditional exercise that you will learn is
Kanshiwa Kata will be your first combat kata. In our dojo, it is nicknamed
"The Tiger Kata"
In this "toolbox" you'll quickly discover
a combination of aggressive and evasive foot movements coupled with full body blocks and hard strikes.
Kanshiwa Kata is the first of the three "bridging" katas of Uechi-Ryu Karate.
comes from combining the names of the first two Grandmasters of
ShuSHIWA and KANbun Uechi
The video and directions should help aid you in your learning process
Instructions for Kanshiwa Kata
The video shows a slow paced demonstration of the kata to aid in the learning of the sequence.