Passai パッサイ

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Kyan learned Passai from Oyadomari Kokan 親泊 興寛 (1827–1905) of Tomari village, a close associate of Matsumora Sōkon. The kata came to Okinawa form China around 1685.

Key points from Zenpō Sensei

 

Sagurite 探り手 “searching hand” is used to fight in the dark. It teaches patience and sensitivity.

Jumping in to disrupt an attack.

Blocking with the rear hand to block and attacking with the front.

Nukite 貫手 “spear hand.”

Dodge punch and naname zenkutsu dachi 斜め前屈立ち “diagonal front stance.”

 

Kake uke 掛け受け “hooking hand.”

Upper-level punching block with simultaneous mid-level punch

 

Videos

Zenpō from DVD

Zenpō 2018

Zenpō 1985

Zenpō 1975

Zenshun

Raymundo 2022

Ryushi 2019

Kuopio Finland dojo 2022