Kushanku Wado Ryu (kata) video
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The name Kushanku refers to the name of the Chinese diplomat from Fukien who is believed to have traveled to Okinawa and taught his system of fighting there. The kata was renamed to Kanku-Dai by Funakoshi Gichin during the 1930′s while developing the now very popular system of karate known as Shotokan.
Kushanku is a cornerstone in Wado Ryu: it is characterized by the use of flowing techniques that resemble those found in White Crane Kung Fu; it also has a wide variety of open-handed techniques. One possible bunkai for this technique allows the practitioner to escape a bear-hug from behind by twisting and dropping out of their grasp. The hand techniques that accompany the stance block the head, while allowing for a strike to the groin, knee, or foot.