Ysutsune   Itosu   made   this   Bassai   Dai   based   on   Patsai   from   Tomari-te   (Tomari   Bassai). Only   the   beginning   of   the   Kata   with   the   combination   Yoko   Uke   /   Gyaku   Yoko   Uke   (In Shotokan   style   Yoko   Uke   is   called   Uchi   Uke,   Gyaku   Yoko   Uke   is   called   Soto   Uke)   is   the main   different   between   the   Bassai   Dai   from   the   original   form.   All   other   techniques   has only been modified. These   Bassai   Dai   is   a   Kata   which   includes      some   soft   and   slow   elements.   So   it   shows harmonic   in   it's   dynamic   and   especially   on   the   end   we   can   see   elegance.   In   the Shotokan style the soft elements has been removed. In   the   Shito-Ru   the   Kata   is   representative   for   the   Shuri-te   lineage   and   together   with the Seienchin obligatory for the examination of Shodan gradudation. Bassai   Dai   is   one   of   the   most   spread   Kata   of   Okinawa.   It   will   done   in   many   schools, but a lot of them has own versions. Bassai   Dai   teaches   way   of   fighting   wich   shows   many   sudden   an   breakthrough   actions. Short   moments   of   calmness   follows   extremly   explosvie   techniques.   And   many   of   them has the goal to destroy or to smash bones or joints. The   spirit   of   the   Kata   is   offensive   and   even   the   throwing   techniques   has   the   potential of joint breaking effect. It’s   possible   to   understand   “Breackthrough    the    Fortress”    as    a    motivation    to    perform   each   technique   with   a   mind   that   don’t   accept   any barrier.
Bassai Dai
Bassai   Sho   is   also   made   by   Yasutsune   Itosu,   but   is   far   away   to   reach   the   importance or prominence of Bassai Dai. The   little   version   of   Bassai   (Sho   has   the   meaning   little)   is   shorter   and   includes techniques for the close combat. Many   techniques   targeting   to   the   joints   of   the   arms   and   the   legs.   Also   it   includes   a very   dynamic   throwing   technique.   Though   it   is   an   advanced   Kata,   Bassai   Sho   is seldom   done.   Whether   in   the   Shotokan   style   nor   in   the   Shito-Ryu   the   Kata   reach   a similar meaning of their big sister Bassai Dai.
Bassai Sho
Meaning of the name Breackthrough the Fortress (small) Moves: 34
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Stye Shito-Ryu Shotokan
Level Medium
Matsumura   Bassai   is   known   as   the   most   developed   version   of   Patsai/Bassai.   Sokon Matsumura   was   on   of   the   famous   master   of   the   Shuri-te   lineage   and   teacher   of   Anko Azato   who   was   the   teacher   of   Gichin   Funakoshi.   Also   Yasutsune   Itosu   was   a   student from   Matsumura.   Sokon   Matsumura   did   also   educate   the   security   guards   of   okinawan King.   It's   said   that   he   die   create   the   both   Heian   Kata   (Shodan   and   Nidan)   and probably   also   the   first   both   Naifanchin   (Shodan   and   Nidan).   He   als   was   a   master   of the Art of Kobudo and did develop the Matsumura no Kon, a Kata for using the Bo. But   well   known   is   his   version   of   Patsai.   This   Kata   is   highly   advanced   and   in   any technique   the   full   effect   will   be   reached   only   if   the   technique   will   be   done   really     perfect. Done   in   correct   way   the   techniques   are   with   extremly   effect.   The   Kata   includes   very fast combinations and very dynamic techniques. Some   techniques   for   to   grab   and   to   lever   has   a   lot   of   pull   through   force,   because   the whole   body   weight   will   be   insert   in   the   technique.   And   this   is   a   main   spirit   of   the   Kata, because   the   effect   of   their   techniques   will   be   create   by   the   kind   of   performance   and the   transmit   of   the   body   weight.   The   power   of   the   muscles   isn't   as   important. Becuase   of   this   the   Kata   sometimes   seems   to   be   a   bit   powerless.   But   it's   only   an optical impression. A false one what can be realized by doing the Bunkai.
Matsumura Bassai
Meaning of the name Breackthrough the Fortress Moves: 58
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Stye Shito-Ryu
Level Advanced
It’s   supposed   that   this   Kata   did   come   to   Okinawa   even   before   Kutshanku.   It’s   original name   is   Patsai.   And   for   sure   it   is   a   very   old   Kata.   In   fact   some   of   the   techniques   has   a relationship    to    Kushanku.    But    unfortunately    it's    not    for    sure    if    some    of    these techniques    wasn't    added    later    to    the    Kata    by    okinanan    masters.    Like    the    Kata Kushanku or Rohai Patsai was used from a lot of masters and has been changed also. The   version   Patsai   of   the   Matsubayashi   Shorin   Ryu   from   Chotoku   Kyan   is   from   the Tomari lineage and is known as Tomari Bassai or Oyadomari Bassai. This   versions   seems   to   be   the   oldest      and   like   all   Kata   of   Tomari-te   the   ones   with   the lowest   differences   to   the   original   chinese   version.   In   the   first   part   of   the   Kata   open hand   techniques   will   be   done   often   and   with   incredible   velocity.   The   Kata   is   all together   with   a   higher   dynamic   as   the   later   created   versions   Bassai   Dai   and   Bassai Sho. The   meaning   of   the   namen   "to   storm   a   fortress"   or   "to   Breakthrough   a   fortress"   is   a transcription   of   the   personality   of   the   Kata.   So   the   techniques   should   be   done   with   a mind which don't accept any resistance and is able to smash any kind of barrier.
Tomari Bassai (Patsai)
Meaning of the name Breackthrough the Fortress Moves: 55
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Stye Shito-Ryu
Level Advanced
If   it   is   possible   to   speak   about   good   and   evil   Kata   than   the   Chinte   is   one   of   the   evil ones.   Nearly   all   of   the   techniques   have   the   intention   to   injure   the   opponent   seriously and   in   some   parts   even   incurable.   Who   is   doing   Chinte   along   with   the   knowledge   how to    use    it    in    Bunkai    will    learn    the    idea    to    destroy    an    opponent    without    any compromise. But   in   the   performance   of   the   Kata   this   isn't   open   to   see.   In   fact   the   Chinte   seems   to be harmless. The   three   jumps   on   the   end   are   only   done   in   the   Shotokan   version.   It's   possible   to interpret   this   jumps   for   a   Bunkai.   But   we   also   can   suspect   the   reason   to   bring   the Kata   back   to   the   start   point.   None   of   the   traditionell   Kata   has   been   created   under   the point   of   view   to   let   the   Kata   end   on   the   start   point.   Only   in   the   Shotokan   all   Kata follows this rule. On   the   other   hand   the   three   jumps   are   teaching   a   special   kind   of   Yori   Ashi,   if   they   are done in the right way.
Chinte
Meaning of the name Seldom hand Moves: 38
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Stye Shito-Ryu Shotokan
Level Medium
Therre    are    tales    that    Sokon    Matsumura    did    meet    a    chinese    sailor    who    was shipwrecked   at   the   shore   of   Okinawa.   The   story   tells   that   Matsumura   was   sent   by   the King   for   to   investigate   rumours   about   a   lumbering   chinese   for   to   find   and   arrest   him. Matsumura   found   him   and   had   a   fight   with   him.   It’s   supposed   that   the   fight   did   end   in a   kind   of   friendship.   It’s   said   that   Matsumura   did   learn   the   Kata   Chinto   from   this chinese Martial Arts expert. Because   of   the   big   differences   between   the   Chinto   and   the   Tomari   Chinto   there   is   the question if Matsumura did learn only one Kata. Also there is probably a third version. According   to   Hirokazu   Kanazawa   three   versions   exist.   And   all   three   have   a   straight Enbusen   and   every   version   has   it's   own   direction.   In   Chinto   (Gankaku)   it's   to   the front,   in   Tomari   Chinto   it's   45   degrees   diagonal   and   the   third   version   is   straight   to   the side. The   Kata   Chinto   improves   especially   the   different   skills   for   keeping   balance.   This includes techniques which will be done standing on one leg, but also difficult turns. Another   main   part   of   the   Kata   is   the   Zanshin.   The   concentration   to   the   attention   of the    opponent    will    be    done    in    a    kind    which    has    the    goal    for    the    pure    spiritual overcoming   of   the   opponent.   For   to   stop   his   intention   for   attack,   or   for   to   slow   down his concentration, which should make it easier to perform an own sudden attack.
Chint0
Meaning of the name Fighting to the East Moves: 52
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Stye Shito-Ryu Shotokan
Level Advanced
These   version   of   Chinto,   with   diagonal   Enbusen,   shows   not   much   similarity   to   the Chinto   of   the   Itosu   school.   And   it's   mainly   used   from   Chotoku   Kyan   in   his   Shorin-Ryu school. The   Tomari   Chinto   seems   to   be   more   chinese,   and   maybe   it's   more   close   to   the   true original version. In   this   Kata   the   relationship   to   the   style   of   the   white   crane   is   much   more   clearly   to see. Tomari   Chinto   is   a   very   dynamic   Kata.   The   technical   combinations   are   very   harmonic and   fit’s   to   the   natural   skills   of   the   body.   The   Bunkai   is   very   effective   and   many techniques are able to creat incurable injurys.
Tomari Chint0
Meaning of the name Fighting to the East Moves: 55
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Stye Shito-Ryu
Level Advanced
Meaning of the name Breackthrough the Fortress (small) Moves: 51
Classificationv Shorin-Ryu
Stye Shito-Ryu Shotokan
Level Medium
The   Kata   Ananko   has   been   brought   to   the   Shuri-te   by   Chotoku   Kyan.   It's   said   that   he did   learn   the   Kata   in   Taiwan   and   did   take   it   back   to   Okinawa.   So   it   has   no   history   in the okinawan Karate like Kushanku or Patsai. There   are   minimum   2   versions   practiced   and   one   of   them   clearly   longer   and   more versatile. Some parts reminds to the Gojushiho. Ananko   is   done   in   different   schools   of   the   Shorin-Ryu   and   also   the   Shito-Ryu.   There are   rumours   because   of   the   come   from   of   the   Kata.   One   tells   that   Chotoku   Kyan   did made   the   Kata.   An   other   calls   the   name   of   the   chinese   Martial   Art   expert   Anan   and also   adding   the   Ryuei   Ryu   Kata   Anan   to   him.   But   this   isn't   probably,   because   Anan and   Anannko   are   totally   different   Kata   using   different   concepts   and   principles   and techniques. And the name of Ryuei Ryu’s Anan comes from a chinese city’s name. Much   more   interesting   is,   that   Ananko   includes   a   grabbing   technique   which   is   identical to a technique of Kata Seipai. Another   technique   where   Soto   Uke   hits   the   own   open   hand   while   standing   on   one   leg, is also to find in Kata Empi. Furthermore   Ananko   includes   beautiful   combination,   which   will   be   done   with   a   lot   of pressure.
Ananko
Meaning of the name Light from the South Moves: 56
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Stye Shito-Ryu
Level Medium
Meaning of the name Breackthrough the Fortress Moves: 51
Bassai Dai
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu / Shotokan
Level Medium
Ysutsune   Itosu   made   this   Bassai   Dai   based   on   Patsai   from   Tomari-te (Tomari   Bassai).   Only   the   beginning   of   the   Kata   with   the   combination Yoko   Uke   /   Gyaku   Yoko   Uke   (In   Shotokan   style   Yoko   Uke   is   called Uchi   Uke,   Gyaku   Yoko   Uke   is   called   Soto   Uke)   is   the   main   different between   the   Bassai   Dai   from   the   original   form.   All   other   techniques has only been modified. These   Bassai   Dai   is   a   Kata   which   includes      some   soft   and   slow elements.   So   it   shows   harmonic   in   it's   dynamic   and   especially   on   the end   we   can   see   elegance.   In   the   Shotokan   style   the   soft   elements   has been removed. In   the   Shito-Ru   the   Kata   is   representative   for   the   Shuri-te   lineage   and together   with   the   Seienchin   obligatory   for   the   examination   of   Shodan gradudation.   Bassai   Dai   is   one   of   the   most   spread   Kata   of   Okinawa.   It will done in many schools, but a lot of them has own versions. Bassai   Dai   teaches   way   of   fighting   wich   shows   many   sudden   an breakthrough   actions.   Short   moments   of   calmness   follows   extremly explosvie   techniques.   And   many   of   them   has   the   goal   to   destroy   or   to smash bones or joints. The   spirit   of   the   Kata   is   offensive   and   even   the   throwing   techniques has the potential of joint breaking effect. It’s    possible    to    understand    “Breackthrough     the     Fortress”     as     a   motivation    to    perform    each    technique    with    a    mind    that    don’t    accept   any barrier.
Meaning of the name Breackthrough the Fortress Moves: 34
Bassai Sho
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu / Shotokan
Level Medium
Bassai   Sho   is   also   made   by   Yasutsune   Itosu,   but   is   far   away   to   reach the importance or prominence of Bassai Dai. The   little   version   of   Bassai   (Sho   has   the   meaning   little)   is   shorter   and includes techniques for the close combat. Many   techniques   targeting   to   the   joints   of   the   arms   and   the   legs.   Also it    includes    a    very    dynamic    throwing    technique.    Though    it    is    an advanced   Kata,   Bassai   Sho   is   seldom   done.   Whether   in   the   Shotokan style   nor   in   the   Shito-Ryu   the   Kata   reach   a   similar   meaning   of   their big sister Bassai Dai.
Meaning of the name Breackthrough the Fortress Moves: 58
Matsumura Bassai
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Advanced
Matsumura    Bassai    is    known    as    the    most    developed    version    of Patsai/Bassai.   Sokon   Matsumura   was   on   of   the   famous   master   of   the Shuri-te   lineage   and   teacher   of   Anko   Azato   who   was   the   teacher   of Gichin Funakoshi. Also    Yasutsune    Itosu    was    a    student    from    Matsumura.    Sokon Matsumura   did   also   educate   the   security   guards   of   okinawan   King. It's   said   that   he   die   create   the   both   Heian   Kata   (Shodan   and   Nidan) and   probably   also   the   first   both   Naifanchin   (Shodan   and   Nidan).   He als   was   a   master   of   the   Art   of   Kobudo   and   did   develop   the   Matsumura no Kon, a Kata for using the Bo. But   well   known   is   his   version   of   Patsai.   This   Kata   is   highly   advanced and    in    any    technique    the    full    effect    will    be    reached    only    if    the technique will be done really  perfect. Done   in   correct   way   the   techniques   are   with   extremly   effect.   The   Kata includes very fast combinations and very dynamic techniques. Some   techniques   for   to   grab   and   to   lever   has   a   lot   of   pull   through force,   because   the   whole   body   weight   will   be   insert   in   the   technique. And   this   is   a   main   spirit   of   the   Kata,   because   the   effect   of   their techniques   will   be   create   by   the   kind   of   performance   and   the   transmit of   the   body   weight.   The   power   of   the   muscles   isn't   as   important. Becuase   of   this   the   Kata   sometimes   seems   to   be   a   bit   powerless.   But it's   only   an   optical   impression.   A   false   one   what   can   be   realized   by doing the Bunkai.
Meaning of the name Breackthrough the Fortress Moves: 55
Tomari Bassai
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Advanced
It’s    supposed    that    this    Kata    did    come    to    Okinawa    even    before Kutshanku.   It’s   original   name   is   Patsai.   And   for   sure   it   is   a   very   old Kata.   In   fact   some   of   the   techniques   has   a   relationship   to   Kushanku. But   unfortunately   it's   not   for   sure   if   some   of   these   techniques   wasn't added   later   to   the   Kata   by   okinanan   masters.   Like   the   Kata   Kushanku or   Rohai   Patsai   was   used   from   a   lot   of   masters   and   has   been   changed also. The   version   Patsai   of   the   Matsubayashi   Shorin   Ryu   from   Chotoku Kyan   is   from   the   Tomari   lineage   and   is   known   as   Tomari   Bassai   or Oyadomari Bassai. This   versions   seems   to   be   the   oldest      and   like   all   Kata   of   Tomari-te the   ones   with   the   lowest   differences   to   the   original   chinese   version. In   the   first   part   of   the   Kata   open   hand   techniques   will   be   done   often and   with   incredible   velocity.   The   Kata   is   all   together   with   a   higher dynamic as the later created versions Bassai Dai and Bassai Sho. The   meaning   of   the   namen   "to   storm   a   fortress"   or   "to   Breakthrough a   fortress"   is   a   transcription   of   the   personality   of   the   Kata.   So   the techniques    should    be    done    with    a    mind    which    don't    accept    any resistance and is able to smash any kind of barrier.
Meaning of the name Light from the South Moves: 56
Ananko
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Medium
The   Kata   Ananko   has   been   brought   to   the   Shuri-te   by   Chotoku   Kyan. It's   said   that   he   did   learn   the   Kata   in   Taiwan   and   did   take   it   back   to Okinawa.   So   it   has   no   history   in   the   okinawan   Karate   like   Kushanku or Patsai. There   are   minimum   2   versions   practiced   and   one   of   them   clearly longer and more versatile. Some parts reminds to the Gojushiho. Ananko   is   done   in   different   schools   of   the   Shorin-Ryu   and   also   the Shito-Ryu.   There   are   rumours   because   of   the   come   from   of   the   Kata. One   tells   that   Chotoku   Kyan   did   made   the   Kata.   An   other   calls   the name   of   the   chinese   Martial   Art   expert   Anan   and   also   adding   the Ryuei   Ryu   Kata   Anan   to   him.   But   this   isn't   probably,   because   Anan and   Anannko   are   totally   different   Kata   using   different   concepts   and principles   and   techniques.   And   the   name   of   Ryuei   Ryu’s   Anan   comes from a chinese city’s name. Much   more   interesting   is,   that   Ananko   includes   a   grabbing   technique which is identical to a technique of Kata Seipai. Another   technique   where   Soto   Uke   hits   the   own   open   hand   while standing on one leg, is also to find in Kata Empi. Furthermore   Ananko   includes   beautiful   combination,   which   will   be done with a lot of pressure.
Meaning of the name Seldom hand Moves: 38
Chinte
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu / Shotokan
Level Medium
If   it   is   possible   to   speak   about   good   and   evil   Kata   than   the   Chinte   is one   of   the   evil   ones.   Nearly   all   of   the   techniques   have   the   intention   to injure   the   opponent   seriously   and   in   some   parts   even   incurable.   Who is   doing   Chinte   along   with   the   knowledge   how   to   use   it   in   Bunkai   will learn the idea to destroy an opponent without any compromise. But   in   the   performance   of   the   Kata   this   isn't   open   to   see.   In   fact   the Chinte seems to be harmless. The   three   jumps   on   the   end   are   only   done   in   the   Shotokan   version. It's   possible   to   interpret   this   jumps   for   a   Bunkai.   But   we   also   can suspect   the   reason   to   bring   the   Kata   back   to   the   start   point.   None   of the   traditionell   Kata   has   been   created   under   the   point   of   view   to   let the   Kata   end   on   the   start   point.   Only   in   the   Shotokan   all   Kata   follows this rule. On   the   other   hand   the   three   jumps   are   teaching   a   special   kind   of   Yori Ashi, if they are done in the right way.
Meaning of the name Fighting to the East Moves: 52
Chinto
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu / Shotokan
Level Advanced
Therre   are   tales   that   Sokon   Matsumura   did   meet   a   chinese   sailor   who was    shipwrecked    at    the    shore    of    Okinawa.    The    story    tells    that Matsumura   was   sent   by   the   King   for   to   investigate   rumours   about   a lumbering   chinese   for   to   find   and   arrest   him.   Matsumura   found   him and   had   a   fight   with   him.   It’s   supposed   that   the   fight   did   end   in   a kind   of   friendship.   It’s   said   that   Matsumura   did   learn   the   Kata   Chinto from this chinese Martial Arts expert. Because   of   the   big   differences   between   the   Chinto   and   the   Tomari Chinto   there   is   the   question   if   Matsumura   did   learn   only   one   Kata. Also there is probably a third version. According   to   Hirokazu   Kanazawa   three   versions   exist.   And   all   three have   a   straight   Enbusen   and   every   version   has   it's   own   direction.   In Chinto   (Gankaku)   it's   to   the   front,   in   Tomari   Chinto   it's   45   degrees diagonal and the third version is straight to the side. The   Kata   Chinto   improves   especially   the   different   skills   for   keeping balance.   This   includes   techniques   which   will   be   done   standing   on   one leg, but also difficult turns. Another   main   part   of   the   Kata   is   the   Zanshin.   The   concentration   to the   attention   of   the   opponent   will   be   done   in   a   kind   which   has   the goal   for   the   pure   spiritual   overcoming   of   the   opponent.   For   to   stop   his intention   for   attack,   or   for   to   slow   down   his   concentration,   which should make it easier to perform an own sudden attack.
Meaning of the name Fighting to the East Moves: 55
Tomari Chint0
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Advanced
These   version   of   Chinto,   with   diagonal   Enbusen,   shows   not   much similarity   to   the   Chinto   of   the   Itosu   school.   And   it's   mainly   used   from Chotoku Kyan in his Shorin-Ryu school. The   Tomari   Chinto   seems   to   be   more   chinese,   and   maybe   it's   more close to the true original version. In   this   Kata   the   relationship   to   the   style   of   the   white   crane   is   much more clearly to see. Tomari   Chinto   is   a   very   dynamic   Kata.   The   technical   combinations   are very   harmonic   and   fit’s   to   the   natural   skills   of   the   body.   The   Bunkai   is very    effective    and    many    techniques    are    able    to    creat    incurable injurys.
Bassai Dai Bassai Sho Matsumura Bassai Tomari Bassai
Ananko Chinte Chinto Tomari Chinto
Karatekata
Shuri-/Tomari-te 1
Karatekata
Shito Ryu
Shuri-/Tomari-te 1