Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Supplementary materials for kata training - дополнительные материалы для тренировки по ката: Bassai Shô

Please remember: none of videos and books can replace a practice in dôjô!

Bassai Shô (抜塞小) - "Penetrating the Fortress - Small" ("Проникновение в крепость - малый вариант").

Many versions of Bassai kata are known: Matsumura Bassai, Ishimine Bassai, Tomari Bassai, and others. The original version is said to belong to Oyadomori Kokan (1827-1905).

Bassai Shô was derived from Bassai Dai by Itosu Yasutsune.

Tora Jo dôjô: Some notes on Bassai Shô

Books:
Nakayama Masatoshi "Best Karate. Vol. 9. Bassai Shô, Kankû Shô, Chinte"
Hirokazu Kanazawa "Shotokan Karate International Kata (Vol. 2)"
Fiore Tartaglia "Shôtôkan-Kata ab dem Schwarzgurt"

Internet:
THE SHOTOKAN WAY – The Online Shotokan Karate Magazine: Bassai Shô

Videos:
Yamaguchi (Iwaizumi) Toru Sensei in the "JKA 21 Shotokan Kata" film

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