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gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan →Hamahiga no tonfa (Kobudo Bunkai Hamahiga no Tonfa)

Kata of "GO"(Kata of Hard) Kata of "JU"(Kata of Soft)
Feature "SANCHIN" exists in the component of Kata. SANCHIN doesn't exist in the component of Kata.
The name of Kata originates in "Number that has a religious meaning". The name of Kata originates in "Living thing".
SAIFA→FA(method) of SAI(Lion)
SESAN→SE(10)+SAN(3)⇒13 SEPAI※※→SE(10)+PAI(8)
SANSERU→SAN(3)×SE(10)+RU(6)⇒36 SEIENCHIN→CHIN(combat) of SEI(blue)EN(Hawk)
SUPARINPEI→SU(1)×PA(100)+RIN(0)+PEI(8)⇒108 SISOUCHIN※※※→CHIN(combat) of SHISOU( Cricket )
KURURUNFA→FA(method)of KUR(lurk)+RUN(Dragon)
KATA with powerful breath, the punch, and the kick. KATA of joint technique and art of throwing
KATA that existed in Nahate since old time. KATA that Kanryo Higaonna handed down to Chojun Miyagi.
※"SAN(3)" symbolizes the harmony of "Heaven", "Earth", and ""Human being".
Unknown from whom Chojun Miyagi learnt.He did not talk about it. He had circumstances that were not able to be talked.KATA of "GO" and KATAf of "JU" are greatly different. This fact means Chojun Miyagi had two masters or more. It is presumed Choyu Motobu in the Okinawa Karate Research Club in 1920's.
※※Kanryo Higaonna did not have "SEPAI". It is appropriate that "SEPAI" is classified into "KATA of JU".
※※※The cricket is a ferocious insect. The traditional game bet on the victory or defeat of cricket's fight exists in a Chinese southern region.

Supplementation GEKISAI1, 2, and TENSYO are the creations of MIYAGI. "13" is a lucky number in a Chinese southern region.
"13,18,36,108" is the figure with a special meaning in the Buddhism and the Taoism. However, I want to refrain the deep explanation of it here.
These videos did not rehearse and were made by taking a picture once. It is because it is prioritized to open it to the public promptly. Therefore, a dissatisfied video is not few. I want to revise it one by one when getting an opportunity. 動画は短期間での公開を優先し一発勝負で撮影したため不満足な点が多い。機会を得てすみやかに差し替えたい。
Preliminary practice for KATA practice
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Traditional, basic practice method of Goju-Ryu Karate. It is practiced to repeat the basis with Tenshin (movement)of Sanchindachi, Zenkutudachi, Nekoashidachi, and Shikodachi. These are basic practices indispensable to learn KATA.
In the practice, pursue neither speed nor the frequency.
Practice deliberately one by one, and confirm correct operation and a muscular usage, how to stand, and posture.
The content is as follows.

some basic training (for beginner)

Video clip that edited some of basic practice of Yuzenkai a certain day at random.
Yuzenkai values a traditional basis.
Yuzenkai spends enough time in the practice for the basis.
Kata used to learn the principles of Gojo-ryu 剛柔流基本型
 gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan

Sanchin is indispensable in appropriately conditioning the body for Gojo-ryu Karate.  The muscular, skeletal, nervous and respiratory systems are all strengthened by Sanchin.  It is important to be instructed by a Shihan who has acquired and who understands the correct method.  It is said that Gojo-ryu Karate begins with Sanchin and ends with Sanchin 

 gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan

Tensyo is principle to Gojo-ryu as is Sanchin.  The rotary motion that is the base of the Gojo-ryu combat technique is acquired through Tensyo.  Thorough training in Sanchin and Tensyo is indispensable in learning true Gojo-ryu.  This Kata was created by Chojun Miyagi but was strongly influenced by Okinawan traditional body movements and the “kakufa” kata.

Bunkai example(click)
GEKISAI Kata to learn Goju-ryu for the first time
In Yuzenkai,Gekisai sandan(Gekisai 3) is the basic KATA for SAI
Traditionally, Kata Gekisai are only Syodan(1) and Nidan(2).
Recently, Gekisai Sandan(3) ~ Godan(5) tends to be created by each Shihans(sect).
In Yuzenkai, Gekisai sandan, yodan and godan are kobudo kata(for sai, tonfa and kama).
Those Katas had been taught in my family tree and I added a little improvement to them.
Gekisai syodan 
revised and enlarged 29/4/2013
 gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan

Gekisai Syodan was created as a basic Goju-ryu kata by Chojun Miyagi before WWII. Although it is a basic kata, it is not an easy kata to learn.  It contains elements of the more senior kata used in Gojo-ryu.  The basis is connected with the goal in this kata.Name "Gekisai" is a name made according to a belligerent tendency to WW Ⅱ. The meaning is "Strike and crush the enemy. "

Gekisai nidan 
 gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan

This Kata is the second kata the beginner practices.And this Kata is a higher level of difficulty than Gekisai Syodan. Recently, GEKISAI3,4,5 might be seen. They are new Kata that had been created by several Shihans in recent years. So, the contents of them are various. Of course, YUZENKAI doesn't acknowledge them.Yuzenkai Gojuryu that attempts uniting the bare-handed technique and weapon technique,enacts Gekisai3, 4, and 5 as basic KATA of those weapons.

In Yuzenkai,Gekisai sandan
(Gekisai 3)is the basic KATA for SAI
In Yuzenkai, Gekisai yodan is the name used for Tonfa.
It is the Kata by which I added a little improvement to the Kata for the basic practice that has been succeeded in our sect .
In Yuzenkai,Gekisai godan(Gekisai 5) is the basic KATA for Nicho Kama
Mas.Oyama(1923- 1994) united Gojuryu and Syotokanryu and created Kyokushin Karate. To learn to wisdom of Mas.Oyama, YUZENKAI has the section of Syotokanryu. YUZENKAI plans the Trinity of Gojuryu, Syotokanryu, and Ryukyu-Kobudo.


The prototype of "HEIAN" is "CHANNAN". "CHANNAN(澹南)" is presumed to be a name of the general in China that temporarily defected to Okinawa to about middle of the 19th century. To suit the education of the physical education of the school, Anko Itosu (1831-1915)modified KATA learnt from "CHANNAN". Anko Itosu is the master of Gichin Funakoshin(1868-1957). The name was changed into "HEIAN" before long though Itosu called this KATA "CHANNAN" at first. "HEIAN" is a meaning "Peace" in Japanese. It is presumed for "ANAN" "HEIKU" "PAIKU" of Ryuei-ryu to have been handed down from CHANNAN.
HEIAN syodan平安初段 HEIAN nidan平安二段 HEIAN Sandan平安三段
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HEIAN yodan
heian yodan yuzenkai yuzenkai heian godan
Kata that studies Gojo-ryu combat theory 剛柔流開手型
There are a lot of uncertainties of the name of Kata. However, the name without all origins does not exist. Moreover, concealing might be more convenient. Any culture is related to the Race's history.
The following explanations might be unnecessary things. Especially, about the explanation on the belief of the old Japanese,I want to emphasize as the story of a historical hobby. Modern Karate is a world culture.型の名称の由来は諸説あるが勇善会は型の用法や特徴からの説得力と納得性重視で表記する。

gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan The Kanji " 獅-法Saifa" means “Lions- combat method.” Of course, a lion does not live in Asia. "獅子 (Sai/Shishi / Shin)" has been the imaginational animal that Asian people had invented from a image of lion. Saifa often be written "最破“(most destroying).But  this Kanji is a phonetic equivalent as well as a lot of other KATA names.   And this Kata contains a lot of Crane movements as well as other Gojuryu Kata".
Yuzenkai Saifa uploaded here is the KATA that doesn't change before WWⅡ. It is different with one of WKF and or JKF .They are recently created for the KATA game. 
Bunkai example(click)
gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan The character for Sei-en-chin (青-鷹-戦) means “blue- hawk fight.”  (Blue means young)It can also be written as“征遠鎮:enemy far away is defeated. But  this Kanji is a phonetic equivalent as well as a lot of other KATA names.(This is the name made according to a belligerent tendency to Japan at that time.) By the way, the martial arts Kata "Fist of golden hawk" exist in Taiwan.
This kata incorporates a lot of operations exhibited by the hawk, and does not use the kick operation at all.  The main feature of this kata is the handgrips. It moves in every direction quickly by using shikodachi and teaches how to hurl oneself and to throw-out oneself.  It is an important kata even though it is a basic kata.

Bunkai example(click)
gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan The original meaning of the 三十六 is " 36". The feature of this Kata is use of both hands that does the defense and the attack at the same time, and a kick to the joint. This kata changes a lot of art of throwings and joint techniques into abstract operation. The word "Sanseru" is not a simple meaning "the 36 techniques".  In the oriental philosophy, the "36" is a mystical number that means the all things in nature. For instance, in the Buddhism, the Fudo-myo-ou( the Patron saint for Buddha) has 36 strongest subordinates. Bunkai example(click)

gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan The original meaning of Sisou-chin蟋蟀-戦 is "Cricket-fight".
The game (gambling activity)of two crickets' males fight has the 1200year history in China .The militant spirit of the male of the grig is strong.This kata is often written the Kanji"四向戦".  This Kanji is a phonetic equivalent as well as a lot of other KATA .(Phonetic equivalent made in atmosphere of Japan in militarism age.) This kata features the technique for escaping from tightened by enemy .We should note that movement looks the attack to behind enemy means the attack to front enemy in reality, and that the Empi means the art of throwing in reality. .
Bunkai example(click)
sesan yuzenkai

The original meaning of the十三 is " 13".
It is often said that Sesan is composed of 13 techniques.But the word is not a simplely meaning "the 13 techniques".  In the oriental philosophy, the "13" is a mystical number.For instance, the number of Buddha who represents the Buddhism is 13.This kata demands the strongest punch and kick.  Offense and defense in a super-handgrip is also featured.  It also has a lot of secrets too.  There are lots of different kata named Sesan in Okinawa and China. 
Bunkai example(click)


The original meaning of the 十八 is " 18". 
But the word is not simply meaning "18 techniques". 
In the oriental philosophy, the "18" is a mystical number.There are Karate Kata with number name that are multiples of 18, such as 36 and 108 . This kata is filled with peculiar operations and beautiful form.  It also has various secrets included.This Kata contains a lot of dragon movements as well as "Kururunfa".Bunkai example(click)
By the way, the Buddhism is divided into two big sect .One is the sect awakes oneself by ZEN.Another is the sect relieved by grace of Amida-Buddha. To relieve people, latter Amida buddha had set up the oath of 48 pieces. The 18th oath is valued most.
The original meaning of 臥-龍-法"Kuru-run-fa" is “dragon fight method.”"臥-龍:Kuru-run" is the "Dragon taking a stance low " in translating literally. It is ,in a word, a dragon in the attack mode.
Crawls and Barks of Dragon can be seen in this kata.  Joint technique and throwing more than Sepei are included in this kata.
This Kata often is written the Kabji"来留破". This Kanji is a phonetic equivalent as well as other KATA .

The original meaning of the 一百零八 is " 108".  This number represents infinity. So,this Katais called the compilation kata of Goju-ryu. There are Shihan who taught that the alias of Suparenpei is Bettyurin, but this is no accurate.  There are some similarities between the two kata, but there is many difference in the operations contained in the latter half. And especially, the point that methods of respiration of Sanchin are different. It as be testified that Bettyurin, Higaonna Kanryo taught Kyoda Juhatsu, is not the Suparinpei of today’s Goju-ryu.  Miyagi Chojun incorporated a lot of changes to the creation of Suparinpei.By the way,108 is a multiple of 18 and 36.
The Buddhism explains that human has the evil passion of 108, and eliminating them is a purpose of the life.And the "108" is also the name given to highest Kata of the each Syaolin Kunfu sect in China.  

bettyurin The original meaning of the 百-歩-連 is " 100 steps continuousness"."100" is an adjective meaning “many".
Kanryo Higaonna had taught the Kata ”Bettyurin" .
It is doubtless that Chojun Miyagi modified a lot of parts of Bettyurin and made the Suparinpei.
In addition, I cannot throw away a possibility that Miyagi learned Suparinpei from another master besides Kanryo Higaonna.These two katas have many difference too much.
kakufa The original meaning of the 鶴-法 is “Crane- fight.”
This Kata is called the secret Kata in the Higa-Gojo-ryu school.To our regret, diversity of this Kata is being generated now. Perhaps, it might be handed down as if the secret.A similar one to this KATA exists also in Kingai-Ryu and Shito-Ryu. It can be assumed that they might have same root.
Kata that studies Syotokanryu combat theory (comming soon)勇善会松濤館流開手型
Kanku dai 観空大 Kanku syo観空小 Bassai dai 抜塞 大
Bassai syou 抜塞 小 Sochin壮鎮 Meikyo 明鏡
Jion慈恩 Chinte 珍手 雲手 Unsu
Goju-Ryu and Ryuei-Ryu 剛柔流と劉衛流 源流が同じといわれる那覇手の兄弟手
Ryuei-Ryu is said the "Nahate" as same as Goju-ryu. Both have the same founder "Ryu-ryuko". (However, the "Ryu-ryuko" legend of both is so different. And, I have been handed down by the pronunciation of "Tu-ryuko". )The name and the operation of KATA of both are the same or similar. YUZENKAI is researching the Nahate-Karate in the wide sense and feel a lot of mysteries of Ryuei-Ryu's Kata roots. I am interpreting them like a "Apocrypha" for Gojuryu in Nahate category. We shouldl more and more critically research them from a history and a kinematic theory.  

Anan 阿南 Heiku 黒虎(black tiger) Paiku 白虎(white tiger)
Kobudo A weapon of Karate
gojuryu weapon
Kata that studies Gojuryu Kobudo(weapon)combat theory (comming soon) 剛柔流古武道の型
YUZENKAI Gekisai sandan(3) is basic for SAI. Gekisai yodan(4) is basic for TONFA and Gekisai godan(5) is basic for KAMA .基本型として撃砕三段サイの型、撃砕四段トンファの型、撃砕五段鎌の型を事前に修得する。
Syuushi no kon syodan
周氏の棍 初段
"Bou " is a basis of all Ryukyu Kobudo:Karate weapon. "Syusi no kon" is a basis of all Bou jutsu. "Kon" is another name of "Bou", and the meaning of stick. The length is 180 generally cm, and the material is wicks of the oak or the willow.
It can be said that it is common sense of Karate-ka to learn Kata of some Bou jutsu.  
yuzenkai syuushinokon Nunti(Nuntetu) no kata ヌンティ(貫手)

Syuushi no kon nidan
周氏の棍  二段
"Syu-shi" means "Mr.Syu". Because "Kon" is an alias of "Bou", this Kata's name means "Bou of Mr.Syu".
Syu was a trading merchant in Naha in 19th century and came from Shanghai, China.He also was an expert of martial arts. This Kata has some varieties.Yuzenkai arranges the Kata to "Syushi no Kon syodan" and "Syushi no kon nidan".
Matsumura no sai  松村の釵
gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan Hamahiga no tonfa 
浜比嘉のトンファ 分解 組棒
It is said that Tonfa is the weapon which evolved from the steering wheel of the stone mill. "Hamahiga no Tonfa" (Tonfa in Hamahiga island) assumes the fight with four enemies of the all around.

Sakugawa no kon 佐久川の棍
Choun no kon
Kata and Bunkai Kumi-bo
Yaragua no tonfa

coming soon
Siisi no kon   添石の棍 Matayoshi no nicho-kama


coming soon
Sunakake no kon   砂掛の棍 Kanekawa no nicho-kama 
coming soon
Hamahiga no sai 
coming soon
Tozan no nicho-kama  当山の二丁鎌
Tawada no sai 多和田の釵 Kyuten no nunchaku 九天のヌンチャク

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