Category Archives: Chatan Yara Kusanku

Chatan Yara – Are kata being arbitrarily reconfigured?

Recently I talked about the Chatan Yara Kusanku currently demonstrated at sports tournaments and that it is not the original kata. In a 1999 article the arbitrary modification of Chatan Yara Kūsankū and kata were adressed by two old boys (top officials) of the JKF. Arakawa … Continue reading

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Yokoyama-copy Chatanyara

In 1994, the 12th World Karate Championship was held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia from December 8 to December 11. Organized by the World Karate Federation (WKF), the World Karate Championships are considered the highest level of competition for karate. It was on this … Continue reading

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