Translation: “Fifty-Four Steps (major)”
Movements in Kata: 67
Kiai Points: #59 (Oi Zuki) & #66 (Morote Ippon Nukite)
Origin/Creator: Sokon Matsumura
Okinawan Name: Useishi
The sibling to Gojushiho Sho, this kata is one of the most advanced kata of Shotokan. Master Funakoshi called it hotaku (knocking of a woodpecker) because some of the techniques resemble a woodpecker tapping its beak against a tree.
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