Niseishi Shito Ryu (kata) video
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Niseishi is the Shito Ryu version of Nijushiho, a kata created by Anikichi Aragaki. Niseishi means “24” in Chinese. In Japanese, it translates as Nijushi, the ‘ho’ character (in this case) means ‘move’ and hence Nijushiho translates as ‘24 moves’.
The Chinese and Japanese Kanji are identical. Chito-ryu Niseishi is not the same Kata as Niseishi from Shuri-te lineage styles; even the Embu-sen (stepping pattern) is different. The complete origin of Chito-ryu Niseishi is unknown, however some pieces of our Niseishi can be found in other Okinawan Kata. Some Goju-ryu schools, specifically those in the line of Higa Seiko (a student of Higashionna Kanryo and later Miyagi Chojun) practised a Kata they call ‘Hakutsuru’ (some Japanese pronounce this Hakaku, in either case, it means ‘White Crane’) which contains the‘cut, front kick, slide forward, x-block, back to square stance, ridge hand strike and other moves.