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Dobbersky
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:29 am    Post subject: Favourite Kata - If you were able to keep 5 what are they? Reply with quote

Ladies and Gentlemen

A question for you, I know that some have not reached the levels of others and only know a few Kata but base for those who only know a few please answer with what you know and what you would like to learn.


The question is double barrelled.

Which are your favourite Kata?

And If you were only allowed to practice 5 Kata, which 5 would they be?


My answers are:-

Which are your favourite Kata

Jissen kata Ichi
Jissen kata Ni
Kihon kata San
Kihon kata Ni
Nage kata San
Kumite kata Yon
Pinan Shodan (Heian Nidan, Pyung Ahn E Dan)
Pinan Yodan (Heian Yodan, Pyung Ahn Sa Dan)
Naihanchi (Tekki Shodan, Nahanchi Cho Dan)
Chinto (Gankaku)
Bassai
Rohai

My Shortlist would be

1. Jissen (this would be a Hybrid of the 2)
2. Kumite (this would be a Hybrid of the 4)
3. Kihon San (or a hybrid of all 3)
4. Naihanchi (Tekki Shodan)
5. Chinto (Gankaku)

NOTE- If the kata is known as various different names please would you add them in brackets next to them
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Hecklerboy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pinan Yondan
Pinan Godan
Hangetsu
Go Jushi Hosho
Jion
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Shotokan-kez
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If i could chose 5 to keep they would be Nujishio (cant spell it), Jion, Hangetsu, Heian Yondan, Bassai-Sho. As it happens they are my faves anyway, love practising them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naihanchi-Shodan
Naihanchi-Nidan
Naihanchi-Sandan
Passai
Kusanku
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gankaku, nijushiho, kanku dai, bassai dai, and empi
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Kanku Dai - simply because it has parts of the 5 heians in it. So Im getting 6 for the price of 1.

2. Tekki - Pick one don't much matter but the ground work they teach must be kept.

3. Sochin - Great kata for teaching the hard and soft of karate

4. Bassai Dai - Great kata for teaching the hard.

5. Empi - the grace, speed, throwing techinques all taught in it are very important and it carries a speed or rythem to it not many kata do.
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pers
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Difficult question as my favourite kata changes from time to time ,at the moment I am in favour with Kanku-sho .

but here are my five katas for now :

kanku-sho

Hangetsu

Sochin

Unsu

Tekki-shodan
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nanook660
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like
Kihon Kata

I'm just learning
Pinan Nidan and Pinan Shodan
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At this point my only five would be:

Heian Shodan
Heian Yondan
Bassai Dai
Hangetsu
Kanku Dai
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to say for sure, but just quickly,

Heian Nidan
Heian Yondan
Tekki (any)
Bassai dai
Sochin
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