Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mugen and Yosei no Sai : Yoshukai only Kata


Yoshukai Karate has numerous open hand and weapon kata.


There are however 2 Kata that are purely Yoshukai.

MUGEN  - 無限 - means Endless, or Infinity. This open hand Kata was created by our Grandmaster Katsuoh Yamamoto.



YOSEI NO SAI was created by Sensei Hiroyuki Koda (1944-1997). 


"Yosei" has 2 meanings. One is "Ocean". But "Yosei" is also an other way to read Sensei Koda's first name "Hiroyuki". 

So that "Yosei no Sai" means "Sai of the Ocean", and it also means "Hiroyuki's Sai".(Sensei Koda's Sai)


This was explained to me by Sensei Hiroaki Toyama at the Yoshukai Winter Camp in 2011.


(And Mugen is also my Dog's name...)



1 comment:

Bob said...

Thank you for the history, Mr Lecut.