Though a Kata will be orderd to Masters and their schools (styles) in case of Okinawa we also can speak of regions or villages. As   if   Kata   itself   like   to   support   this   opinion,   the   Kata   done   in   the   different   regions   seems   to   have   similarity.   Clearly   to   see   in   case   of Naha-te. Probably the reason for this is the influence of chinese Masters who lived in the region. The most Kata of Karate can be orderd to their region just by seeing the Kata and it's techniques. The most importance for Karate and Kata did have the villages Shuri, Tomari, Naha and Niigaki. Sadly   today   it's   nearly   impossible   to   seperate   the   Shuri-te   Kata   from   the   Tomari-te   Kata.   Just   in   a   few   cases   we   know   it   for   sure.   In this cases like Tomari Bassai the Tomari is added to the Kata's name. In the village Niigaki which is placed between Naha and Tomari the Karate is known as Aragaki-te because of Peichin Aragaki. Kenwa   Mabuni,   born   as   Okinawan,   did   develop   some   famous   Kata.   We   can   count   them   to   the   Kata   of   Okinawa,   without   to   order them to a region.
Anker Aragaki-te Peichin Aragaki lived in Niigaki village and was probably one of the teacher of Kanryo Higashionna. Some   known   Kata   of   Aragaki-te   have   been   included   into   Shito-Ryu   by   Kenwa   Mabuni.   And   later   they   found   their   way   into   the Shotokan. Known Kata are: Seisan, Niseishi, Sochin, Unshu, Gojushiho But some versions of Aragaki Kata are really different to the Shito-Ryu versions.
Anker Mabuni (Kenwa) Kenwa   Mabuni   was   known   as   an   expert   for   the   Kata   of   Okinawa   Karate.   No   other   master   in   his   time   did   study   as   much   Kata   of   the different schools. Kenwa   Mabuni   did   start   with   Karate   as   a   student   of   Yasutsune   Itosu.   Later   he   did   come   in   contact   with   Kanryo   Higashionna,   the teacher of Chojun Miyagi. It   is   known   that   there   was   a   friendship   between   Chojun   Miyagi   and   Kenwa   Mabuni.   Both   went   to   Osaka   for   to   teach   Karate.   Also there   are   hints   that   Mabuni   did   use   the   name   Goju-Ryu   first,   but   did   change   the   name   of   his   style   than   to   Shito-Ryu,   while   Miyagi did continue to use the name Goju-Ryu for his school. Beside   the   masters   Itosu   and   Higashionna   Mabuni   did   study   the   Kata   of   Tomari-te   in   the   versions   of   Kosaku   Matsumora.   Also   the Aragaki   Kata   Sochin,   Niseishi,   Unshu   and   Gojushiho.   From   Go   Kenki   he   got   some   typical   Kata   of   the   White   crane   style   like   Haufa   and Hakucho,   or   Nipaipo.   So   Mabuni   was   the   only   master   who   did   have   something   what   we   can   call   an   all   around   knowledege   about   the Kata of Karate. It is for sure that he also did create 8 own Kata. In case of Kata Shinpa it’s not for sure but can supposed.. Also there are a story that Chojun Miyagi did ask Mabuni for his opinion about the Kata Tensho. Kenwa   Mabuni   was   a   famous   master   of   Kobudo.   He   was   one   of   the   teachers   of   Taira   Shinken   who   was   one   of   the   famous   Kobudo master of the younger history. Known Kara are: Aoyagi, Juroku, Happo Sho, Kenpaku, Kensho, Kenshu, Myojo, Shiho Kosokun, Shinsei, Shinsei Ni Maybe Shinsei Ni was made by Kenei Mabuni.
Anker Ryuei- Ryu The   Ryuei-Ryu   was   founded   by   Kenri   Nakaima.   He   was   one   of   the   view   Karate   Master   of   Okinawa,   which   could   study   several   years   in China.   It   is   for   sure   that   the   famous   Master   Ryu   Ryuko   was   his   teacher.   Because   of   this   there   must   be   some   technical   relationship between   the   Karate   of   Ryuei-Ryu   and   the   school   of   Kanry   Higashionna   and   the   later   founded   Goju-Ryu.   In   fact   Ryuei-Ryu   is   using next to the Kata Anan, Heiku, Paiku, Pachu and Paiho also some Kata which we know from the Goju-Ryu and Aragaki school. It   includes   the   Seienchin,   Seisun,   Sanseiru   and   Niseishi.   But   on   the   other   hand   the   Ryuei-Ryu   versions   of   these   Kata   are   different   to the versions in Goju-Ryu or Aragaki. For   sure   is,   that   the   Kata   Anan   until   Paiho   was   only   used   in   Ryuei-Ryu.   So   the   question   is   if   there   was   another   teacher   during   Kenri Nakaimas   time   in   China.   Ryu   Ryuko   is   a   name   in   the   history   of   Kanryo   Higashionnas   education,   but   there   is   no   proof   that Higashionna did know something about Kata like Anan. Ryuei-Ryu   counts   to   the   top   secret   family   styles   of   Okinawa.   Kenri   Nakaima   did   teach   it   only   to   the   members   of   the   own   family. Firstly   Kenko   Nakaima   did   accept   foreign   students.   Like   Teruo   Hayashi,   who   did   include   some   of   the   Kata   of   Ryuei-Ryu   to   his   Shito- Ryu.   Another   famous   student   was   Tsuguo   Sakumoto,   who   won   WKF   Katachampionships   performing   Ryuei-Ryu   Kata.   Todai   Sakumoto is the present leader of the style. Ryuei-Ryu includes a versatile Kobudo, which knows more than 14 weapons. Known Kara are: Anan, Anan Ni, Heiku, Kururunfa, Niseishi, Ohan, Pachu, Paiku, Paiho, Sanchin, Sanseiru, Seisan, Seiunchin Niseishi, Sanseiru und Seisan are very different to the Shito Ryu versions.
Though   a   Kata   will   be   orderd   to   Masters   and   their   schools   (styles)   in case of Okinawa we also can speak of regions or villages. As   if   Kata   itself   like   to   support   this   opinion,   the   Kata   done   in   the different   regions   seems   to   have   similarity.   Clearly   to   see   in   case   of Naha-te. Probably   the   reason   for   this   is   the   influence   of   chinese   Masters   who lived in the region. The   most   Kata   of   Karate   can   be   orderd   to   their   region   just   by   seeing the Kata and it's techniques. The   most   importance   for   Karate   and   Kata   did   have   the   villages Shuri, Tomari, Naha and Niigaki. Sadly   today   it's   nearly   impossible   to   seperate   the   Shuri-te   Kata from   the   Tomari-te   Kata.   Just   in   a   few   cases   we   know   it   for   sure.   In this   cases   like   Tomari   Bassai   the   Tomari   is   added   to   the   Kata's name. In   the   village   Niigaki   which   is   placed   between   Naha   and   Tomari   the Karate is known as Aragaki-te because of Peichin Aragaki. Kenwa   Mabuni,   born   as   Okinawan,   did   develop   some   famous   Kata. We   can   count   them   to   the   Kata   of   Okinawa,   without   to   order   them to a region.
Anker Aragaki-te Peichin   Aragaki   lived   in   Niigaki   village   and   was   probably   one   of   the teacher of Kanryo Higashionna. Some   known   Kata   of   Aragaki-te   have   been   included   into   Shito-Ryu by Kenwa Mabuni. And later they found their way into the Shotokan. Known Kata are: Seisan, Niseishi, Sochin, Unshu, Gojushiho But   some   versions   of   Aragaki   Kata   are   really   different   to   the   Shito- Ryu versions. Mabuni (Kenwa) Kenwa   Mabuni   was   known   as   an   expert   for   the   Kata   of   Okinawa Karate.   No   other   master   in   his   time   did   study   as   much   Kata   of   the different schools. Kenwa   Mabuni   did   start   with   Karate   as   a   student   of   Yasutsune   Itosu. Later   he   did   come   in   contact   with   Kanryo   Higashionna,   the   teacher of Chojun Miyagi. It   is   known   that   there   was   a   friendship   between   Chojun   Miyagi   and Kenwa   Mabuni.   Both   went   to   Osaka   for   to   teach   Karate.   Also   there are   hints   that   Mabuni   did   use   the   name   Goju-Ryu   first,   but   did change   the   name   of   his   style   than   to   Shito-Ryu,   while   Miyagi   did continue to use the name Goju-Ryu for his school. Beside   the   masters   Itosu   and   Higashionna   Mabuni   did   study   the Kata   of   Tomari-te   in   the   versions   of   Kosaku   Matsumora.   Also   the Aragaki   Kata   Sochin,   Niseishi,   Unshu   and   Gojushiho.   From   Go   Kenki he   got   some   typical   Kata   of   the   White   crane   style   like   Haufa   and Hakucho,   or   Nipaipo.   So   Mabuni   was   the   only   master   who   did   have something   what   we   can   call   an   all   around   knowledege   about   the Kata of Karate. It   is   for   sure   that   he   also   did   create   8   own   Kata.   In   case   of   Kata Shinpa it’s not for sure but can supposed.. Also   there   are   a   story   that   Chojun   Miyagi   did   ask   Mabuni   for   his opinion about the Kata Tensho. Kenwa   Mabuni   was   a   famous   master   of   Kobudo.   He   was   one   of   the teachers    of    Taira    Shinken    who    was    one    of    the    famous    Kobudo master of the younger history. Known   Kara   are:   Aoyagi,   Juroku,   Happo   Sho,   Kenpaku,   Kensho, Kenshu, Myojo, Shiho Kosokun, Shinsei, Shinsei Ni Maybe Shinsei Ni was made by Kenei Mabuni. Ryuei-Ryu The   Ryuei-Ryu   was   founded   by   Kenri   Nakaima.   He   was   one   of   the view   Karate   Master   of   Okinawa,   which   could   study   several   years   in China.   It   is   for   sure   that   the   famous   Master   Ryu   Ryuko   was   his teacher.   Because   of   this   there   must   be   some   technical   relationship between    the    Karate    of    Ryuei-Ryu    and    the    school    of    Kanry Higashionna   and   the   later   founded   Goju-Ryu.   In   fact   Ryuei-Ryu   is using   next   to   the   Kata   Anan,   Heiku,   Paiku,   Pachu   and   Paiho   also some Kata which we know from the Goju-Ryu and Aragaki school. It   includes   the   Seienchin,   Seisun,   Sanseiru   and   Niseishi.   But   on   the other   hand   the   Ryuei-Ryu   versions   of   these   Kata   are   different   to   the versions in Goju-Ryu or Aragaki. For   sure   is,   that   the   Kata   Anan   until   Paiho   was   only   used   in   Ryuei- Ryu.   So   the   question   is   if   there   was   another   teacher   during   Kenri Nakaimas   time   in   China.   Ryu   Ryuko   is   a   name   in   the   history   of Kanryo    Higashionnas    education,    but    there    is    no    proof    that Higashionna did know something about Kata like Anan. Ryuei-Ryu   counts   to   the   top   secret   family   styles   of   Okinawa.   Kenri Nakaima   did   teach   it   only   to   the   members   of   the   own   family.   Firstly Kenko   Nakaima   did   accept   foreign   students.   Like   Teruo   Hayashi, who   did   include   some   of   the   Kata   of   Ryuei-Ryu   to   his   Shito-Ryu. Another    famous    student    was    Tsuguo    Sakumoto,    who    won    WKF Katachampionships   performing   Ryuei-Ryu   Kata.   Todai   Sakumoto   is the present leader of the style. Ryuei-Ryu   includes   a   versatile   Kobudo,   which   knows   more   than   14 weapons. Known   Kara   are:   Anan,   Anan   Ni,   Heiku,   Kururunfa,   Niseishi,   Ohan, Pachu, Paiku, Paiho, Sanchin, Sanseiru, Seisan, Seiunchin Niseishi,   Sanseiru   und   Seisan   are   very   different   to   the   Shito   Ryu versions.
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