Translation: “Flying Swallow”
Movements in Kata: 37
Kiai Points: #15 (forearm strike) & #36 (shuto uke after jump)
Origin/Creator: Anko Itosu
Okinawan Name: Wansu or Wanshu
The quick, darting directional changes of this kata are reminiscent of a bird in flight. Its signature sequence features a rising punch, shift and pull back that is an excellent exercise in speed, strength, and transition. Enpi is one of the oldest kata in the Shotokan style.