Bassai Sho Kanji

New Version of Kata Performed by Sensei M. Kagawa JKA

There are many differing versions of Bassai in the various ryu, but we are fairly confident in ascribingBassai-Sho to Master Itosu. The feel of this Kata is less obviously powerful than Bassai-Dai, being smoother with an innate strength, and gives practice in defending against Bo. As the attacks are by weapons it is especially important that stances are strong, and strength is put into the blocking areas.



Bassai Sho  -  To Penetrate a Fortress - Minor

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