Bassai sho Shito Ryu (kata) video
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Bassai sho is a kata studied in many Karate styles and it belongs to the Bassai/Passai famly with Bassai Dai. There are many differing versions of Bassai in the various ryu, but we are fairly confident in ascribing Bassai-Sho to Master Itosu. The feel of this Kata is less obviously powerful than Bassai-Dai, being smoother with an innate strength, and gives practice in defending against Bo (long stick). As the attacks are by weapons it is especially important that stances are strong, and strength is put into the blocking areas.