8. Empi


(Flying Swallow)

The characteristic up and down and direction-changing movements in this kata are the inspiration for Gichin Funakoshi's renaming of this kata to Empi- the flight of the swallow. The form includes a strong throw (represented by a grab and spinning jump in the kata) as well as the unusual age zuki (rising punch).

  • 37 Moves
  • Kia on move 15 and 36


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  • Organizer : kime KARATE
  • Location : kime KARATE Dojo
  • Submitted On : 21 May 2018