Upper West Side Kenshikai Karate
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Kanku Kata
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Mokuso.
"Kanku"
Yoi.

1. Open hands, left hand crosses over right then arches overhead making triangle; eyes focused on hands.

2. Initially fast, then slow: hands arch down in front of groin, right hand in shuto strike into palm of left hand.

3. Turn to left, right kokutsu-dachi, shuto-mawashi-uke.

4. Turn to right, left kokutsu-dachi, shuto-mawashi-uke.

5. Turn to front, heiko-dachi, left chudan-uchi-uke, right chudan-tsuki.

6. Right chudan-uchi-uke, left chudan-tsuki.

7. Stepping up the ?i? into right kokutsu-dachi, shuto-mawashi-uke.

8. Stepping up the ?i? into left kokutsu-dachi, shuto-mawashi-uke.

9. Stepping up the ?i? into right kokutsu-dachi, shuto-mawashi-uke.

10. Open left hand blocks down, step into right zenkutsu-dachi and right chudan- nukite over open left hand at elbow. KIAI!

11. Pivot to left 180 degrees into left zenkutsu-dachi, left hand in open block at forehead height and right shuto-gammen-uchi.

12. Right mae-geri into right zenkutsu-dachi and left chudan-tsuki and then right chudan-tsuki.

13. Right leg moves to right 180 degrees into right zenkutsu-dachi, right hand in open block at forehead height and left shuto-gammen-uchi.

14. Left mae-geri into left zenkutsu-dachi and right chudan-tsuki and then left chudan-tsuki.

15. Left leg pulls back into musubi-dachi, right fist on top of palm up left fist at left side.

16. Right mae-geri, right yoko-geri to side, step to right into zenkutsu-dachi and left hiji-mawashi-ate into right open hand.

17. Left leg pulls back into musubi-dachi,left fist on top of palm up right fist at right side.

18. Left mae-geri, left yoko-geri to side, step to left into zenkutsu-dachi and right hiji-mawashi-ate into left open hand.

19. Step 45 degrees into right sanchin-dachi, right jodan-uke, right uraken-shomen-uchi, right hiji-mawashi-ate, left hand forces down opponent?s head, right hiji-oroshi. KIAI!

20. Step 90 degrees (right 45 degree angle) into left sanchin-dachi, left jodan-uke, left uraken-shomen-uchi, left hiji-mawashi-ate, right hand forces down opponent?s head, left hiji-oroshi. KIAI!

21. Stepping up the ?i? into right kuzure-heiko-dachi, right hand crosses in front of left, blocks apart opponent?s hands.

22. Stepping up the ?i? into right kuzure-heiko-dachi, right hand crosses in front of left, blocks apart opponent?s hands.

23. Right back modified ushiro- kakato-geri, augmented hiji-ushiro-ate and step forward into right kuzure-heiko-dachi, augmented right chudan-tsuki.

24. Turn 180 degrees down the ?i? and left kuzure-heiko-dachi, left hand crosses in front of right, blocks apart opponent?s hands.

25. Stepping down the ?i?, left kuzure-heiko-dachi, left hand crosses in front of right, blocks apart opponent?s hands.

26. Left back modified ushiro- kakato-geri, augmented hiji-ushiro-ate and step forward into left kuzure-heiko-dachi, augmented left chudan-tsuki.

27. Right leg steps down the ?i? into kiba-dachi and right jun-tsuki.

28. Right leg pulls back into musubi-dachi, right fist on top of palm up left fist at left side.

29. Right mae-geri, right yoko-geri to side, step to right into zenkutsu-dachi and left hiji-mawashi-ate into right open hand.

30. Left leg pulls back into musubi-dachi. Left fist on top of palm up right fist at right side.

31. Left mae-geri, left yoko-geri to side, step to left into zenkutsu-dachi and right hiji-mawashi-ate into left open hand.

32. Right leg moves to left, step to right (down the ?i?), left leg behind right into kake-dachi and chamber and then morote-tsuki.

33. Look 90 degrees to left, up the ?i?, left foot move to kiba-dachi, chudan-haishu-uchi, right hand in fist.

34. Right leg soto-mawashi-geri into open palm of left hand, right hiji-mawashi-ate into open palm of left hand, step into kake-dachi, left leg behind right and morote-tsuki to right.

35. Jump up, facing up the ?i?, landing on finger-tips with left leg back and right leg bent beneath.

36. Leaving feet in place, left leg straight, right leg bent, pivot to look down ?i?, left open hand over left leg, palm down, and right open hand, palm up, at abdomen.

37. Pivot to look up the ?i?, pull back right leg into kokutsu-dachi and shuto-mawashi-uke.

38. Turn 90 degrees to left into heiko-dachi and 2x chudan-uchi-uke-gedan-barai (right hand ends up).

39. Repeat #1, left hand underneath.

40. Repeat #2 but left hand in shuto strike into palm of right hand.

41. Ura down the ?i? into kiba-dachi, right jun- nukite, pivot and left jun- nukite, left circular shuto block.

42. Right chudan- nukite, left chudan- nukite. KIAI!

43. Ura down the ?i? into kiba-dachi, left jun- nukite, pivot and right jun- nukite, right circular shuto block.

44. Left chudan- nukite, right chudan- nukite. KIAI!.

45. Turn 45 degrees along the bottom of the ?i?, kiba-dachi, right jun- nukite, pivot and left jun- nukite, left circular shuto block.

46. Right chudan- nukite, left chudan- nukite. KIAI!

47. Right foot crosses left stepping to immediate left into kiba-dachi, left jun- nukite, pivot and right jun- nukite, right circular shuto block.

48. Left chudan- nukite, right chudan- nukite. KIAI!

49. Reach up over right shoulder.

50. Throw opponent over right shoulder, left shuto strike and right tsuki to prone opponent.

51. Reach up over left shoulder

52. Throw opponent over left shoulder, right shuto strike and left tsuki to prone opponent. KIAI!

53. Right leg moves to left and musubi-dachi.

Naore.