Koryu Gankaku 岩鶴小 Kata
(or Gankaku Sho)
I found this kata the other day when reading the new book by Kanazawa Sensei called Karate: The Complete Kata. It's an Okinawan kata called Koryu Gankaku or Gankaku Sho which has 56 moves(ish) in it & looks particularly difficult. Is it part of the Shotokan Canon? How many more are there like this?
You can view it on YouTube here;-
Or read about the kata performed by Kanazawa Sensei in his book called Karate:The Complete Kata here;-
Updated: Monday, 22 April 2013