Isshin Ryu Wansu Kata video
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Wansū (also known as Wanshu) is the fourth empty-hand kata taught in Isshin Ryu. Popular history has the kata coming from a Chinese political visitor who, during his duties, taught his fighting method in the open.
Isshin Ryu’s version of this form is unique for its inclusion of two side kicks – techniques seen in the system previously only in the Chart Two exercises. Current research hints at this change being made by Shimabuku Tatsuo himself.
For technical content, the form tends to focus on the slipping and in-close evasion and redirection of attack. It also contains a unique movement often described as a fireman’s carry throw, or dump. Because of this, many schools nickname this kata “the dumping form”. Also, Wansu is one of two kata in Isshin Ryu which use the “zenkutsu dachi”, a long, angled seisan-type stance.