Anan
Meaning of the name Name of a city in China Moves: 76
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Advanced
The   name   of   the   Kata   Anan   is   the   name   of   a   city   in   China.   Norisato   Nakaima,   the founder   of   Ryuei-Ryu   did   spend   a   couple   of   Years   in   China   and   did   study   the   Martial Arts.   Beside   Kata   Anan,   Heiku,   Ohan,   Pachu,   Paiho   and   Paiku,   he   did   learn   a   whole system of Kobudo, which is still a central part of Ryuei-Ryu. A   speciality   of   this   typical   Ryue-Ryu   Kata   is,   that   all   techniques   will   be   repeated maximum   twice.   And   because   of   this   Ryuei   ryu   Kata      seems   to   be   shorter   than   they are.   In   first   row   we   can   see   this   watching   Anan.   With   76   moves   it’s   as   long   as   Unshu or   Gojushiho   but   looks   much   shorter   in   presentations.   Anan   is   a   Kata   which   a   lot   of different    techniques.    It    is    highly    advanced    and    teaches    the    use    of    open    hand techniques.   More   as   in   Paiku   and   Heiku   Anan   includes   an   unusual   footwork   which   is difficult   to   learn.   But   in   Tournaments   this   specialities   are   often   not   in   use,   which makes   the   Kata   easier   to   perform.   Performed   in   precise   way   Anan   is   a   Kata   with highly   advanced   technical   Niveau.   The   correct   using   of   the   hips,   especially   in   the difficult   turns,   is   very   important.   Also   it   teaches   techniques   with   one   arm   on   a   way that   the   blocking   and   the   following   attack   is   one   movement.   Very   good   to   see   doing the   combination   Otoshi   Empi,   Yoko   Empi,   Shuto   Uchi   where   the   single   techniques   find together to one single and very fast movement.
Heiku
Meaning of the name Black Tiger Moves: 65
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Advanced
The   Kata   Heiku   is   representative   for   the   techniques   of   the   Black   Tiger   and   shows   a   big relationship   to   the   Kata   Paiku.   But   Heiku   is   much   more   versatile   and   not   as   much powerful   and   dynamic.   It   includes   a   lot   of   hidden   and   confusing   techniques.   Also   it shows   more   techniques   for   grabbling   and   throwing   than   Paiku.   The   techniques   are more complex but also more supple. Heiku   starts   with   the   same   techniques   as   Paiku,   but   here   we   see   the   Nihon   zuki   in Jodan,   Chudan   way.   The   Kata   demand   a   good   sense   for   balance   and   has   a   higher grade of difficulty than Paiku, but this is not open to see. Especially   the   techniques   on   the   end   with   Kote   Uke   and   Tate   Empi   in   connection   with Yori   Ashi,   demands   highly   skills   on   coordination.   Also   very   difficult   to   perform   is   the Kizami   Mae   Geri   where   it   is   important   to   leave   the   Wight   of   the   body   in   the   centre and not to place it back to the groundleg. This   only   works   properly   if   physics   like   gravity   and   centrifugal   force   are   used   on   the right   way.   This   brings   Heiku   to   high   level   Kata   in   one   line   with   Kata   like   Anan,   Unshu, Gojushiho or Chinto.
Paiku
Meaning of the name Black Tiger Moves: 66
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Advanced
The   Kata   Paiku   is   representative   for   the   techniques   of   the   white   tiger.   It   is   a   very strong   Kata   with   concentration   to   power.   Especially   the   muscle   of   the   legs   will   be need.   The   techniques   will   be   performed   with   power   and   fighting   spirit.   The   spirit   of the   Kata   shows   a   determined   cold   rage.   Very   fast   and   highly   dynamic   techniques, which   be   performed   with   maximum   speed   and   power,   follows   the   slowly   movements. With   very   high   level   is   the   combination   Kote   Uke,   Tate   Empi,   Morote   Osae   Uke, Morote   Ippon   Ken   zuki.   This   combination   will   be   execute   with   such   a   speed,   that   the single   movements,   like   the   zukami   technique   after   the   Kote   uke,   are   difficult   or   even not   to   see.   Also   the   use   of   Ippon   Ken   is   a   very   speciality   of   this   Kata.   A   seldom technique   is   the   Age   Uke   in   Tachij   Dachi,   done   on   one   knee   during   execute   the   Uke. The   following   technique   with   Mae   Geri   and   Jodan   Uke   in   one   time   is   also   only   in   Paiku and   Heiku   to   see   and   needs   the   power   of   the   legs.   Paiku   is   the   only   one   Kata   in   Shito- Ryu where we can see a Jodan Yoko Geri.
Pachu
Meaning of the name Swirl a ball Moves: 48
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Advanced
The   Kata   Pachu   is   a   very   fast   and   dynamic   Kata   with   difficult   combinations.   It   teaches how   to   doge   to   the   side.   But   also   how   to   get   close   to   the   attacker.   A   speciality   of   the Kata   is   the   Art   of   defence   and   attack   in   one   time.   It’s   to   see   in   the   example   of   Osae Uke   and   Nukite   and   also   in   the   combination   Jodan   Uke   and   Mae   Geri.   In   some   points Pachu   shows   a   relationship   to   Heiku   and   Paiku,   but   is   clearly   shorter.   We   can   place Pachu   to   the   tigerstyle.   The   names   meaning   is   to   swirl   a   ball.   And   in   fact,   Pachu includes   a   lot   of   techniques   which   are   performed   on   the   end   of   a   turn   or   engaged   with a   turn.   But   also   it   includes   very   direct   and   dangerous   techniques.   Pachu   is   the shortest   of   the   here   described   Kata   of   Ryuei-Ryu   and   has   not   much   slow   movements or single techniques. The   speciality   of   Pachu   is   speed   in   connection   with   sudden   performed   combinations with   fast   changes   of   level   of   attack.   So   we   can   see   techniques   with   high   and   deep stances in a fast series.
Paiho
Meaning of the name Moves: 62
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Advanced
Paiho   is   a   typical   Kata   of   the   White   Crance   style   and   shows   especially   in   the   beginning a    relationship    to    the    Kata    Hakkaku,    Hakucho    and    Haufa    and    some    versions    of Hakutsuru.   After   the   beginning   with   Soe   Uke   a   Morote   Kuri   Uke   with   Nukite   will   be execute   three   times.   A   combination   with   Ko   Uke   will   be   execute   to   the   side.   And   we find   Ko   Uchi   three   time   to   the   front.   After   a   Teisho   zuki   and   a   turn,   the   whole   first   part of the Kata will be repeat. This   concept   is   in   no   other   known   Kata   to   see   and   can   be   a   hind   for   the   conclusion that the character of the Kata is a fundamental one. So it is good to use, like Haufa, for to begin to study the white crane style. In   the   Ryuei   Ryu   Paiho   is   a   seldom   Kata,   because   of   the   fact   that   the   style   itself   is mainly influenced by the tigerstyle. But   in   Paiho   we   also   can   see   a   technique   from   Seisan.   And   Seisan   itself   can   be   placed to   the   tigerstyle.   Now   the   Karate   of   Okinawa   is   mainly   influenced   by   the   Crane   and Tiger,   so   it’s   possible   that   we   find   techniques   from   the   one   style   in   the   Kata   of   the other.   There   are   minimum   two   versions   of   Paiho.   The   versions   which   isn’t   described here is in the first half identical to Hakkaku.
Anan Heiku Paiku
Pachu Paiho
Meaning of the name Name of a city in China Moves: 76
Anan
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Advanced
The   name   of   the   Kata   Anan   is   the   name   of   a   city   in   China.   Norisato Nakaima,   the   founder   of   Ryuei-Ryu   did   spend   a   couple   of   Years   in China   and   did   study   the   Martial   Arts.   Beside   Kata   Anan,   Heiku,   Ohan, Pachu,   Paiho   and   Paiku,   he   did   learn   a   whole   system   of   Kobudo, which is still a central part of Ryuei-Ryu. A   speciality   of   this   typical   Ryue-Ryu   Kata   is,   that   all   techniques   will   be repeated   maximum   twice.   And   because   of   this   Ryuei   ryu   Kata      seems to   be   shorter   than   they   are.   In   first   row   we   can   see   this   watching Anan.   With   76   moves   it’s   as   long   as   Unshu   or   Gojushiho   but   looks much   shorter   in   presentations.   Anan   is   a   Kata   which   a   lot   of   different techniques.   It   is   highly   advanced   and   teaches   the   use   of   open   hand techniques.   More   as   in   Paiku   and   Heiku   Anan   includes   an   unusual footwork    which    is    difficult    to    learn.    But    in    Tournaments    this specialities   are   often   not   in   use,   which   makes   the   Kata   easier   to perform.    Performed    in    precise    way    Anan    is    a    Kata    with    highly advanced   technical   Niveau.   The   correct   using   of   the   hips,   especially   in the   difficult   turns,   is   very   important.   Also   it   teaches   techniques   with one   arm   on   a   way   that   the   blocking   and   the   following   attack   is   one movement.   Very   good   to   see   doing   the   combination   Otoshi   Empi, Yoko   Empi,   Shuto   Uchi   where   the   single   techniques   find   together   to one single and very fast movement.
Meaning of the name Black Tiger Moves: 65
Heiku
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Advanced
The   Kata   Heiku   is   representative   for   the   techniques   of   the   Black   Tiger and   shows   a   big   relationship   to   the   Kata   Paiku.   But   Heiku   is   much more   versatile   and   not   as   much   powerful   and   dynamic.   It   includes   a lot    of    hidden    and    confusing    techniques.    Also    it    shows    more techniques   for   grabbling   and   throwing   than   Paiku.   The   techniques   are more complex but also more supple. Heiku   starts   with   the   same   techniques   as   Paiku,   but   here   we   see   the Nihon   zuki   in   Jodan,   Chudan   way.   The   Kata   demand   a   good   sense   for balance   and   has   a   higher   grade   of   difficulty   than   Paiku,   but   this   is   not open to see. Especially   the   techniques   on   the   end   with   Kote   Uke   and   Tate   Empi   in connection   with   Yori   Ashi,   demands   highly   skills   on   coordination.   Also very   difficult   to   perform   is   the   Kizami   Mae   Geri   where   it   is   important to   leave   the   Wight   of   the   body   in   the   centre   and   not   to   place   it   back to the groundleg. This   only   works   properly   if   physics   like   gravity   and   centrifugal   force are   used   on   the   right   way.   This   brings   Heiku   to   high   level   Kata   in   one line with Kata like Anan, Unshu, Gojushiho or Chinto.
Meaning of the name White Tiger Moves: 66
Paiku
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Advanced
The   Kata   Paiku   is   representative   for   the   techniques   of   the   white   tiger. It   is   a   very   strong   Kata   with   concentration   to   power.   Especially   the muscle   of   the   legs   will   be   need.   The   techniques   will   be   performed with    power    and    fighting    spirit.    The    spirit    of    the    Kata    shows    a determined   cold   rage.   Very   fast   and   highly   dynamic   techniques,   which be   performed   with   maximum   speed   and   power,   follows   the   slowly movements.   With   very   high   level   is   the   combination   Kote   Uke,   Tate Empi,   Morote   Osae   Uke,   Morote   Ippon   Ken   zuki.   This   combination   will be   execute   with   such   a   speed,   that   the   single   movements,   like   the zukami   technique   after   the   Kote   uke,   are   difficult   or   even   not   to   see. Also   the   use   of   Ippon   Ken   is   a   very   speciality   of   this   Kata.   A   seldom technique   is   the   Age   Uke   in   Tachij   Dachi,   done   on   one   knee   during execute   the   Uke.   The   following   technique   with   Mae   Geri   and   Jodan Uke   in   one   time   is   also   only   in   Paiku   and   Heiku   to   see   and   needs   the power   of   the   legs.   Paiku   is   the   only   one   Kata   in   Shito-Ryu   where   we can see a Jodan Yoko Geri.
Meaning of the name Swirl a ball Moves: 48
Pachu
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Advanced
The    Kata    Pachu    is    a    very    fast    and    dynamic    Kata    with    difficult combinations.   It   teaches   how   to   doge   to   the   side.   But   also   how   to   get close   to   the   attacker.   A   speciality   of   the   Kata   is   the   Art   of   defence   and attack   in   one   time.   It’s   to   see   in   the   example   of   Osae   Uke   and   Nukite and   also   in   the   combination   Jodan   Uke   and   Mae   Geri.   In   some   points Pachu   shows   a   relationship   to   Heiku   and   Paiku,   but   is   clearly   shorter. We   can   place   Pachu   to   the   tigerstyle.   The   names   meaning   is   to   swirl   a ball.    And    in    fact,    Pachu    includes    a    lot    of    techniques    which    are performed   on   the   end   of   a   turn   or   engaged   with   a   turn.   But   also   it includes   very   direct   and   dangerous   techniques.   Pachu   is   the   shortest of   the   here   described   Kata   of   Ryuei-Ryu   and   has   not   much   slow movements or single techniques. The   speciality   of   Pachu   is   speed   in   connection   with   sudden   performed combinations   with   fast   changes   of   level   of   attack.   So   we   can   see techniques with high and deep stances in a fast series.
Meaning of the name Moves: 62
Paiho
Classification Shorei-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Advanced
Paiho   ist   eine   typische   Kata   des   Weißen   Kranichs   und   ähnelt   im   ersten Teil   sehr   den   Kata   Hakkaku,   Hakucho,   Haufa,   und   einigen   Versionen der    Hakutsuru.    Nach    dem    Beginn    der    Kata    mit    Soe    Uke    werden Morote Kuri Uke und Nukite dreimal wiederholt. Eine   Kombination   mit   Ko   Uke   wird   zweimal   seitlich   ausgeführt   und   Ko Uchi   wieder   dreimal   nach   vorne.   Nach   der   Hälfte   der   Kata   erfolgt   die Wendung   und   die   komplette   Wiederholung   der   ersten   Hälfte.   Dieses Konzept   ist   so   in   keiner   anderen   bekannten   Kata   zu   finden   und   deutet daraufhin,   dass   die   Kata   einen   eher   fundamentalen   Charakter   hat.   Sie eignet    sich    somit,    ebenso    wie    Haufa,    gut    für    den    Beginn    des Studiums der Schule des Weißen Kranichs. Im    Ruyei    Ryu    ist    sie    eine    sehr    seltene    Kata,    da    das    Ryuei    Ryu ansonsten   fast   ausschließlich   Kata   der   Tiger   Schule   bevorzugt.   In Paiho   ist   aber   auch   eine   Technik   enthalten,   die   es   in   Seisan   gibt.   Und Seisan   kann   wiederum   der   Tigerschule   zugeordnet   werden.   Nachdem die    Techniken    von    Kranich    und    Tiger    das    okinawanische    Karate maßgeblich   prägen,   ist   es   möglich,   dass   in   spezifischen   Kata   auch Einflüsse   aus   den   jeweils   anderen   Tierstilen   zu   finden   sind.   Von   Paiho existieren    mindestens    zwei    Versionen,    die    sich    sehr    voneinander unterscheiden.   Die   hier   nicht   beschriebene   Version   ist   im   ersten   Teil identisch mit Hakkaku.
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