Shodan Kata


Notes: The first of the master bo kata. It was originally called Sueyoshi no kon (named after the Master who created it, Master Sueyoshi in the 1900s, and who taught it to Master Gichin Funakoshi). It has been renamed 'Shodan kata', referring to the rank at which it is practiced (i.e. 1st Dan).


Performer: Haruyoshi Fugaku Ito, Shintaido Master, student of Hiroyuki Aoki (Founding Master of Shintaido and former senior assistant of Shigeru Egami, Nihon Karate-do Shotokai).


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