Rohai   is   known   in   the   Matsumora   school   of   Tomari-te   lineage   as   well   as   in   the Matsumura   school   of   Shuri-te   lineage.   Rohai   is   from   the   white   crane   style   but   not   as dynamic   as   Chinto   and   also   not   as   strange   and   mysterious   as   Hakutsuru,   Hakkaku   or Haufa. The   Kata   shows   elegance   and   majetic   and   it   is   very   difficult   to   find   the   right   way between calmness and dynamic. With   Shuto   Barai   using   Sagi   Ashi   Dachi   it   includes   a   very   elegance   motion   followed   by a really demolishing counterattack. Rohai is very good for to improve the skills of balance. The   Kata   Meikyo   is   known   as   the   Shotokan   version   of   Rohai.   Reason   for   this   is   a similar movement in the beginning. But   in   fact   the   Meikyo   shows   no   other   relationship   to   the   Rohai   wheter   in   technical part nor in the concept.
Matsumora Rohai
Meaning of the name Vision of a White Crane Moves: 45
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Medium
The   Matsumura   Rohai   is   similiar   to   the   Matsumora   Rohai.   Both   versions   are   nearly identical,   though   the   Matsumura   shool   prefere   a   more   direct   performance   of   the techniques. Also the stances are different and the whole Kata has a higher dynamic. For   the   beginning   of   the   Kata   we   find   different   versions.   One   of   them   shows   a combination with three techniques, instead of one. The   exact   number   of   Movements   of   the   most   of   traditional   Kata   can   not   be   count   for sure, because a lot of schools have own versions and add or delete a movement. Sokon   Matsumura   has   developed   the   Rohai   not   only   in   some   parts   and   techniques, but also in the inner dynamic, still using the principles of the white crane shool. The   Matsumora   Rohai   shows   the   calm   and   proudful   crane,   while   the   Matsumura   Rohai shows an vital and activ Rohai.
Matsumura Rohai
Meaning of the name Vision of a White Crane Moves: 41
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Medium
Rohai Shodan
Meaning of the name Vision of a White Crane 1 Moves: 21
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Medium
Yasutsune   Itosu   made   Rohai   Shodan   based   on   the   Kata   Rohai.   The   Kata   is   also   known as Itosu no Rohai Shodan. These   Rohai   form   is   in   the   beginning   similar   to   the   Matsumura   Rohai,   but   continues with   an   enbusen   to   the   side.   Also   clear   differences   are   to   see   in   the   used   techniques. So   the   Ashi   Barai   techniques   are   more   complicate   and   demand   a   precise   insertion   of the    body    with    a    good    using    of    the    body    weight.    The    Kata    is    very    short,    but interesting. It is versatile and with elegance.
Rohai Nidan
Meaning of the name Vision of a White Crane 2 Moves: 51
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Medium
In   counterpart   ot   the   traditionell   Rohai   Kata,   the   Rohai   Nidan   shows   non   of   the   typical specialities the other Rohai have. So   we   don't   find   any   technique   which   will   be   done   standing   on   one   leg.   The   Kata   is also clearly longer as Rohai, or Rohai Shodan and Sandan. Some   techniques   like   Shuto   Uke   in   Kosa   Dachi   will   be   done   again   and   again   in   4 directions   at   all.   Analyzing   this   part   of   the   Kata   we   find   some   kind   of   a   mirror concept. And   in   fact   these   Rohai   Nidan   seems   to   be   the   basic   Kata   for   the   development   of   Kata Meikyo.
Rohai Sandan
Meaning of the name Vision of a White Crane 3 Moves: 40
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Medium
Rohai   Sandan   also   don't   use   the   typical   techniques   of   the   traditionel   Rohai.   It   is shorter   than   Rohai   Nidan,   but   clearly   longer   than   Rohai   Shodan.   Also,   like   the   other versions   of   Itosu   Rohai,   the   Kata   is   not   often   to   see.   But   the   technique   Sukui   Uke   has been taken into the development of Shotokan Kata Meikyo. Rohai   Sandan   includes   also   techniques   which   we   find   in   the   Kosokun   Sho.   Because   of this it can be supposed if Itosu did first create Rohai Sandan or Kosokun Sho. Some   techniques   using   the   centrifugal   force   of   the   shoulder   joint   and   reminds   to   the Kata   Chinte.   And   furthermore   the   beginning   of   the   Kata   is   a   bit   similar   to   the   concept of the beginning from Matsumura Rohai and very dynamic.
Seishan
Meaning of the name Thirteen Moves: 56
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Medium
Seishan   is   mainly   known   in   the   Style   of   Matsumura   Sokon.   This   Seishan   is   the   root   of Shotokan Kata Hangetsu. Only the beginning reminds to the Kata Seisan of Naha-te (Shorei-ryu) The   main   part   of   the   Kata   follows   the   concept   and   the   combinations   of   the   Aragaki Seisan. So   it’s   hard   to   believe   that   Seishan   is   a   just   a   version   of   Goju   Ryu   Seisan.   Much   more it looks like an own Kata.
Wanshu
Meaning of the name Name of a chinese Master Moves: 32
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Medium
Probably   the   Kata   Wanshu   found   it's   way   to   Okinawa   by   the   chinese   Martial   Arts expert Wang Ji. Two   very   different   versions   of   wanshu   are   known.   The   Tomari   Wanshu   shows   a   big relationship   to   the   Shotokan   Kata   Empi.   But   the   movement   to   the   beginning   of Wanshu is identical to the beginning of Kata Chinte. And   also   like   Chinte   Wanshu   is   an   extraordinary   Kata,   which   is   unusual   for   the concepts of the Shorin-Ryu Kata. And this could mean that the Wanshu is in fact also a very old Kata which possilbe has the same chinese roots as Chinte. Wanshu   teaches,   also   for   Shorin-Ryu   unusual,   concepts   for   close   combat   and   a   kind of hidden techniques (hidden fist). In   both   versions   of   Wanshu   we   find   techniques   for   throwing   and   for   to   attack   the lower area like the groin and the knee.
Tomari Wanshu
Meaning of the name Name of a chinese Master Moves: 40
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito-Ryu
Level Medium
The   Tomari   Wanshu   much   is   totally   different   to   the   Wanshu.   It   is   possible   to   come   to the   conlcusion   that   it   is   a   different   Kata.   The   beginning   of   Tomari   Wanshu   is   identical to   the   beginning   of   the   Kata   Jion.   But   some   kind   of   connection   to   the   Chinte,   like   we find in Wanshu, don't exist. The   Shotokan   Kata   Empi   has   been   created   from   Tomari   Wanshu.   Tomari   Wanshu teaches    also    very    effective    techniques    for    close    combat    with    a    lot    of    throwing techniques. With   Age   zuki   we   find   also   a   special   kind   of   doing   a   tsuki.   Some   passages   of   the   Kata also have a relationsship to other old Kata like Patsai and Rohai.
Matsumora Rohai Matsumura Rohai
Rohai Shodan Rohai Nidan Rohai Sandan
Seishan Wanshu Tomari Wanshu
Meaning of the name Vision of a White Crane Moves: 45
Matsumora Rohai
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Medium
Rohai   is   known   in   the   Matsumora   school   of   Tomari-te   lineage   as   well as   in   the   Matsumura   school   of   Shuri-te   lineage.   Rohai   is   from   the white   crane   style   but   not   as   dynamic   as   Chinto   and   also   not   as strange and mysterious as Hakutsuru, Hakkaku or Haufa. The   Kata   shows   elegance   and   majetic   and   it   is   very   difficult   to   find the right way between calmness and dynamic. With   Shuto   Barai   using   Sagi   Ashi   Dachi   it   includes   a   very   elegance motion followed by a really demolishing counterattack. Rohai is very good for to improve the skills of balance. The   Kata   Meikyo   is   known   as   the   Shotokan   version   of   Rohai.   Reason for this is a similar movement in the beginning. But   in   fact   the   Meikyo   shows   no   other   relationship   to   the   Rohai wheter in technical part nor in the concept.
Meaning of the name Vision of a White Crane Moves: 41
Matsumura Rohai
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Medium
The    Matsumura    Rohai    is    similiar    to    the    Matsumora    Rohai.    Both versions   are   nearly   identical,   though   the   Matsumura   shool   prefere   a more   direct   performance   of   the   techniques.   Also   the   stances   are different and the whole Kata has a higher dynamic. For   the   beginning   of   the   Kata   we   find   different   versions.   One   of   them shows a combination with three techniques, instead of one. The   exact   number   of   Movements   of   the   most   of   traditional   Kata   can not   be   count   for   sure,   because   a   lot   of   schools   have   own   versions   and add   or   delete   a   movement.   Sokon   Matsumura   has   developed   the Rohai   not   only   in   some   parts   and   techniques,   but   also   in   the   inner dynamic, still using the principles of the white crane shool. The   Matsumora   Rohai   shows   the   calm   and   proudful   crane,   while   the Matsumura Rohai shows an vital and activ Rohai.
Meaning of the name Vision of a White Crane 1 Moves: 21
Rohai Shodan
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Medium
Yasutsune   Itosu   made   Rohai   Shodan   based   on   the   Kata   Rohai.   The Kata is also known as Itosu no Rohai Shodan. These   Rohai   form   is   in   the   beginning   similar   to   the   Matsumura   Rohai, but   continues   with   an   enbusen   to   the   side.   Also   clear   differences   are to   see   in   the   used   techniques.   So   the   Ashi   Barai   techniques   are   more complicate   and   demand   a   precise   insertion   of   the   body   with   a   good using   of   the   body   weight.   The   Kata   is   very   short,   but   interesting.   It   is versatile and with elegance.
Meaning of the name Vision of a White Crane 2 Moves: 51
Rohai Nidan
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Medium
In   counterpart   ot   the   traditionell   Rohai   Kata,   the   Rohai   Nidan   shows non of the typical specialities the other Rohai have. So   we   don't   find   any   technique   which   will   be   done   standing   on   one leg.   The   Kata   is   also   clearly   longer   as   Rohai,   or   Rohai   Shodan   and Sandan. Some   techniques   like   Shuto   Uke   in   Kosa   Dachi   will   be   done   again   and again   in   4   directions   at   all.   Analyzing   this   part   of   the   Kata   we   find some kind of a mirror concept. And   in   fact   these   Rohai   Nidan   seems   to   be   the   basic   Kata   for   the development of Kata Meikyo.
Meaning of the name Vision of a White Crane 3 Moves: 40
Rohai Sandan
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Medium
Rohai   Sandan   also   don't   use   the   typical   techniques   of   the   traditionel Rohai.   It   is   shorter   than   Rohai   Nidan,   but   clearly   longer   than   Rohai Shodan.   Also,   like   the   other   versions   of   Itosu   Rohai,   the   Kata   is   not often   to   see.   But   the   technique   Sukui   Uke   has   been   taken   into   the development of Shotokan Kata Meikyo. Rohai   Sandan   includes   also   techniques   which   we   find   in   the   Kosokun Sho.   Because   of   this   it   can   be   supposed   if   Itosu   did   first   create   Rohai Sandan or Kosokun Sho. Some   techniques   using   the   centrifugal   force   of   the   shoulder   joint   and reminds   to   the   Kata   Chinte.   And   furthermore   the   beginning   of   the Kata   is   a   bit   similar   to   the   concept   of   the   beginning   from   Matsumura Rohai and very dynamic.
Meaning of the name Thirteen Moves: 56
Seishan
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Medium
Seishan   is   mainly   known   in   the   Style   of   Matsumura   Sokon.   This Seishan is the root of Shotokan Kata Hangetsu. Only   the   beginning   reminds   to   the   Kata   Seisan   of   Naha-te   (Shorei- ryu) The   main   part   of   the   Kata   follows   the   concept   and   the   combinations of the Aragaki Seisan. So   it’s   hard   to   believe   that   Seishan   is   a   just   a   version   of   Goju   Ryu Seisan. Much more it looks like an own Kata.
Meaning of the name Name of a chinese Master Moves: 32
Wanshu
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Medium
Probably   the   Kata   Wanshu   found   it's   way   to   Okinawa   by   the   chinese Martial Arts expert Wang Ji. Two   very   different   versions   of   wanshu   are   known.   The   Tomari   Wanshu shows    a    big    relationship    to    the    Shotokan    Kata    Empi.    But    the movement   to   the   beginning   of   Wanshu   is   identical   to   the   beginning   of Kata Chinte. And    also    like    Chinte    Wanshu    is    an    extraordinary    Kata,    which    is unusual for the concepts of the Shorin-Ryu Kata. And   this   could   mean   that   the   Wanshu   is   in   fact   also   a   very   old   Kata which possilbe has the same chinese roots as Chinte. Wanshu    teaches,    also    for    Shorin-Ryu    unusual,    concepts    for    close combat and a kind of hidden techniques (hidden fist). In   both   versions   of   Wanshu   we   find   techniques   for   throwing   and   for   to attack the lower area like the groin and the knee.
Meaning of the name Name of a chinese Master Moves: 40
Tomari Wanshu
Classification Shorin-Ryu
Style Shito Ryu
Level Medium
The   Tomari   Wanshu   much   is   totally   different   to   the   Wanshu.   It   is possible   to   come   to   the   conlcusion   that   it   is   a   different   Kata.   The beginning   of   Tomari   Wanshu   is   identical   to   the   beginning   of   the   Kata Jion.   But   some   kind   of   connection   to   the   Chinte,   like   we   find   in Wanshu, don't exist. The   Shotokan   Kata   Empi   has   been   created   from   Tomari   Wanshu. Tomari    Wanshu    teaches    also    very    effective    techniques    for    close combat with a lot of throwing techniques. With   Age   zuki   we   find   also   a   special   kind   of   doing   a   tsuki.   Some passages   of   the   Kata   also   have   a   relationsship   to   other   old   Kata   like Patsai and Rohai.
Karatekata
Shuri-/Tomari-te 3
Karatekata
Shuri-/Tomari-te 3
Shito Ryu