Niseishi
Meaning of the name 24 steps Moves: 44
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Medium
Niseishi   is   a   very   fast   Kata.   But   it’s   inner   dynamic   is   difficult   to   learn.   Especially   the move   from   Neko   Ashi   Dachi   to   Zenkutsu   Dachi   demands   special   skills   of   the   foot joints.   The   techniques   will   be   performed   in   a   way   which   don’t   accept   any   resistance. The   Kata   should   be   flow   like   water.   And   the   weight   of   the   body   is   to   bring   in   every movement.   But   it’s   not   easy   to   do   this.   It   keeps   a   time   to   learn   and   understand   the nearly   invisible   details   of   the   movements.   Niseishi   shows   a   relationship   to   Kururunfa. But   it’s   not   known   if   the   Kururunfa   was   in   the   Aragaki   school.   A   close   relationship between   Niseishi   and   Unshu   is   not   to   see.   Only   the   technique   on   the   end   of   the   Kata with   Mawashi   Uke   an   Teisho   is   identical   to   the   end   of   Unshu.   Niseishi   is   used   in   many schools   in   different   versions.   It’s   known   in   the   Ryuei-Ryu   style,   also   in   Shito-Ryu   and Chito-Ryu of Master Chitose. But the Chito Ryu Niseishi is a totally different Kata.
Sochin
Meaning of the name Calm power Moves: 40
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Medium
Sochin   is   a   very   powerfull   Kata,   which   also   inculdes   calmness   and   dignity.   It   begins like Unshu in Neko Ashi Dachi doing Morote Yoko Uke, but with closed fists. The   following   tsuki   will   be   done   with   maximum   power   and   is   very   explosive.   But   in the   next   moment   the   Kata   finds   back   to   calmness   by   doing   Kai   Ashi   in   Neko   Ashi Dachi in nearly slow motion. These   concept   of   the   beginning   is   identical   to   the   beginning   of   Kata   Sanchin,   Seisan, Sanseiruu,   Shisochin   and   Suparimpei.   The   Sochin   of   Aragaki   is   a   Kata   where   the changes   of   calmness   to   power   are   obvious.   It   includes   techniques   for   develop   the flexibility   of   the   centre   body   and   his   muscles,   but   this   needs   the   will   to   do   it   in   the right way. The   technique   Sukui   Uke   in   Zenkutsu   Dachi   done   backwards   we   can   find   in   Aoyagi   of Kenwa Mabuni. The   performance   of   Sochin,   with   the   strong   difference   between   calm   and   power     reminds   to   the   Kata   Paiku   form   Ryuei-Ryu.   Sochin   can   be   placed   into   the   Tigerstyle because of this properties. The   Shotokan   version   of   Sochin   indeed   is   a   completely   different   Kata,   which   was made by Yoshitaka Funakoshi.
Gojushiho (Useishi)
Meaning of the name 54 steps Moves: 75
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Advanced
Gojushiho   is   known   as   the   most   advanced   Kata   in   Shuri-te   (Itosu).   The   Kata   is   also known   in   the   school   of   Matsumura,   the   teacher   of   Itosu   and   is   in   some   Shorin-Ryu styles   known   as   the   Kata   of   the   drunken   Master.   According   to   Shito-Ryu   Masters   the Kata   comes   from   the   Aragaki   school   like   Niseishi,   Sochin   and   Unshu.   In   former   times it   was   called   Useishi.   Gojushiho   (Aragaki   Useishi)   is   a   highly   advanced   Kata.   The movements   of   the   Kata   are   not   too   much   difficult   to   learn.   But   like   Suparimpei   the inner details are the difficult parts. Some   techniques   only   work   if   the   timing   is   perfect   and   it’s   also   necessary   to   be   able to   preview   the   opponents   intention.   But   special   training   for   the   fingers   and   hands   like in Unshu isn’t necessary. Gojushiho    includes    a    lot    of    self    defence    techniques.    Also    we    see    difficult    lever techniques   against   fist   attack.   For   to   use   some   of   this   techniques   in   reality   it’s necessary   to   see   the   kind   of   attack   in   the   very   first   moment.   The   fighting   concept   is full   with   suddenly   action.   Doge   and   turns   of   the   body   with   immediately   counterattack. Because   of   this   the   Kata   is   the   most   advanced   of   the   Itosu   school.   But   demands   not the level of fitness Unshu does.
Unshu
Meaning of the name Clouds storm Moves: 70
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Advanced
Unshu   (in   Shotokan   Unsu)   is   a   very   versatile   Kata,   with   mainly   advanced   techniques like Ippon Nukite. But   this   demands   a   special   training   of   fingers   and   hands,   otherwise   the   techniques are   not   usable   in   reality.   The   technique   of   the   Ushiro   Geri   in   low   position   with   knee down   (in   Shotokan   Mawashi   Geri)   is   a   typical   technique   of   the   tiger   style.   Some   other techniques   we   can   see   in   Kushanku   Matsumura   Bassai,   and   Sochin.   The   four   times repeat   of   Gyaku   zuki   exist   only   in   the   strongly   changed   Shotokan   vesion.   Unshu   is   a very   fast   and   dynamic   Kata   and   includes   a   versatile   footwork   with   a   lot   of   turns   from 90 to 360 degrees. Also we see the Art of Tai Sabaki, Yori Ashi and Suri Ashi. The    important    cooperation    between    Arms    and    legs    demands    good    skills    for coordination.   The   character   of   the   Kata   is   like   a   storm,   where   the   wind   is   blowing   one time   from   this   direction   one   time   from   the   other,   with   different   power.   The   often   done changing   of   direction   creates   irritation   and   is   unexpected.   In   fact   in   no   other   Kata   the fighting direction will be changed as often. The   Aragaki   Unshu   is   as   much   different   from   the   Shito   Ryu   version   that   i’ts   hard   to see   a   similiarity.   But   who   did   change   the   original   version   to   the   present   known   Unshu is unknown.
Niseishi Sochin
Gojushiho Unshu
Meaning of the name 24 steps Moves: 44
Niseishi
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Medium
Niseishi   is   a   very   fast   Kata.   But   it’s   inner   dynamic   is   difficult   to   learn. Especially    the    move    from    Neko    Ashi    Dachi    to    Zenkutsu    Dachi demands    special    skills    of    the    foot    joints.    The    techniques    will    be performed   in   a   way   which   don’t   accept   any   resistance.   The   Kata should   be   flow   like   water.   And   the   weight   of   the   body   is   to   bring   in every   movement.   But   it’s   not   easy   to   do   this.   It   keeps   a   time   to   learn and    understand    the    nearly    invisible    details    of    the    movements. Niseishi   shows   a   relationship   to   Kururunfa.   But   it’s   not   known   if   the Kururunfa   was   in   the   Aragaki   school.   A   close   relationship   between Niseishi   and   Unshu   is   not   to   see.   Only   the   technique   on   the   end   of   the Kata   with   Mawashi   Uke   an   Teisho   is   identical   to   the   end   of   Unshu. Niseishi   is   used   in   many   schools   in   different   versions.   It’s   also   known in   the   Ryuei-Ryu.   The   Chito-Ryu   of   Master   Chitose   knows   a   Niseishi but this is a totally different Kata.
Meaning of the name Calm power Moves: 40
Sochin
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Medium
Sochin   is   a   very   powerfull   Kata,   which   also   inculdes   calmness   and dignity.   It   begins   like   Unshu   in   Neko   Ashi   Dachi   doing   Morote   Yoko Uke, but with closed fists. The   following   tsuki   will   be   done   with   maximum   power   and   is   very explosive.   But   in   the   next   moment   the   Kata   finds   back   to   calmness   by doing Kai Ashi in Neko Ashi Dachi in nearly slow motion. These   concept   of   the   beginning   is   identical   to   the   beginning   of   Kata Sanchin,   Seisan,   Sanseiruu,   Shisochin   and   Suparimpei.   The   Sochin   of Aragaki    is    a    Kata    where    the    changes    of    calmness    to    power    are obvious.   It   includes   techniques   for   develop   the   flexibility   of   the   centre body and his muscles, but this needs the will to do it in the right way. The   technique   Sukui   Uke   in   Zenkutsu   Dachi   done   backwards   we   can find in Aoyagi of Kenwa Mabuni. The   performance   of   Sochin,   with   the   strong   difference   between   calm and   power      reminds   to   the   Kata   Paiku   form   Ryuei-Ryu.   Sochin   can   be placed into the Tigerstyle because of this properties. The   Shotokan   version   of   Sochin   indeed   is   a   completely   different   Kata, which was made by Yoshitaka Funakoshi.
Meaning of the name 54 steps Moves: 75
Gojushiho (Useishi)
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Advanced
Gojushiho   is   known   as   the   most   advanced   Kata   in   Shuri-te   (Itosu). The   Kata   is   also   known   in   the   school   of   Matsumura,   the   teacher   of Itosu   and   is   in   some   Shorin-Ryu   styles   known   as   the   Kata   of   the drunken   Master.   According   to   Shito-Ryu   Masters   the   Kata   comes   from the   Aragaki   school   like   Niseishi,   Sochin   and   Unshu.   In   former   times   it was   called   Useishi.   Gojushiho   (Aragaki   Useishi)   is   a   highly   advanced Kata.   The   movements   of   the   Kata   are   not   too   much   difficult   to   learn. But like Suparimpei the inner details are the difficult parts. Some   techniques   only   work   if   the   timing   is   perfect   and   it’s   also necessary   to   be   able   to   preview   the   opponents   intention.   But   special training for the fingers and hands like in Unshu isn’t necessary. Gojushiho   includes   a   lot   of   self   defence   techniques.   Also   we   see difficult   lever   techniques   against   fist   attack.   For   to   use   some   of   this techniques   in   reality   it’s   necessary   to   see   the   kind   of   attack   in   the very   first   moment.   The   fighting   concept   is   full   with   suddenly   action. Doge   and   turns   of   the   body   with   immediately   counterattack.   Because of    this    the    Kata    is    the    most    advanced    of    the    Itosu    school.    But demands not the level of fitness Unshu does.
Bedeutung des Namens Clouds storm Bewegungen: 70
Unshu
Klassifizierung Shorei-Ryu
Stilrichtungen Shito Ryu
Unshu    (in    Shotokan    Unsu)    is    a    very    versatile    Kata,    with    mainly advanced techniques like Ippon Nukite. But   this   demands   a   special   training   of   fingers   and   hands,   otherwise the   techniques   are   not   usable   in   reality.   The   technique   of   the   Ushiro Geri   in   low   position   with   knee   down   (in   Shotokan   Mawashi   Geri)   is   a typical   technique   of   the   tiger   style.   Some   other   techniques   we   can see    in    Kushanku    Matsumura    Bassai,    and    Sochin.    The    four    times repeat   of   Gyaku   zuki   exist   only   in   the   strongly   changed   Shotokan vesion.    Unshu    is    a    very    fast    and    dynamic    Kata    and    includes    a versatile   footwork   with   a   lot   of   turns   from   90   to   360   degrees.   Also   we see the Art of Tai Sabaki, Yori Ashi and Suri Ashi. The   important   cooperation   between   Arms   and   legs   demands   good skills   for   coordination.   The   character   of   the   Kata   is   like   a   storm, where   the   wind   is   blowing   one   time   from   this   direction   one   time   from the   other,   with   different   power.   The   often   done   changing   of   direction creates   irritation   and   is   unexpected.   In   fact   in   no   other   Kata   the fighting direction will be changed as often. The   Aragaki   Unshu   is   as   much   different   from   the   Shito   Ryu   version that   i’ts   hard   to   see   a   similiarity.   But   who   did   change   the   original version to the present known Unshu is unknown.
Einstufung Advanced
Karatekata
Aragaki-te
Karatekata
Shito Ryu
Aragaki-te