Matsumura no Rohai Shito Ryu (kata) video
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Matsumura no Rohai was once called Kuan Muan (“Crane Dreams or Visions”). This kata’s name is composed of two kanji. The first is rock, and the second is crane (a stork). The common interpretation is a crane standing upon a rock, but it could also be taken to simply imply a species of crane or stork.
Although Matsumora Rohai is also called Tomari-te Rohai, it also has been called Matsumura Rohai implying a Shuri-te origin. If Itosu based his 3 Rohai on this root form, it stands to reason that it would have been a Shuri-te or Matsumura kata since his teacher was Sokon Matsumura. However, Rohai is also associated with the Tomari-te lineage and thus with Kosaku Matsumora. It’s being included prominently in Mabuni’s Shito-ryu could mean a Tomari origin (since Shito often is the style which has pr eserved many of the Tomari kata) or it could equally support the Shuri-te origin since Mabuni studied under Itosu who studied under Matsumura.