Hangetsu Kanji

New Version of Kata Performed by Sensei K. Abe JKA

Originally called Seishan, this Kata is now known as Hangetsu (half moon) because of the crescent-shaped movements of the feet and the semi-circular hand techniques. This Kata originated in the Naha-tesystem, and is characterized with fast, sharp counter attacks.

The early genesis of the Kata is demonstrated by its emphasis on pragmatic applications of close range self-defence techniques, with the sliding foot movements being used to close the gap with an opponent and destroy his balance and stability, and thus the strength of his attack.

The Kata should take approximately one minute to perform.

Hangetsu  -  Half Moon

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