Pinan godan Wado Ryu (kata) video
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Pinan godan is the fifth and last of the five Pinan Katas. This Kata utilizes double-handed techniques demonstrating both complimentary forces and contradicting forces. Additionally, we also see demonstration of other two-handed tactics and elements not already obvious in the previous Pinan katas.
The Pinan kata are a series of five empty hand forms taught in many karate styles. The Pinan kata originated in Okinawa and were adapted by Anko Itosu from older kata such as Kusanku and Gojushiho into forms suitable for teaching karate to young students. When Gichin Funakoshi brought karate to Japan, he renamed the kata to Heian, which is translated as “peaceful mind”. The Chinese translation of Pinan is “safe from harm”. Tang Soo Do (Korean Karate) systems also practice these kata; they are termed, “Pyungan”, which is a Korean pronunciation of the term “pin-an”.