Translation: “Cloud Hands”
Movements in Kata: 48
Kiai Points: #36 (front heel thrust) & #48 (gyaku zuki)
Origin/Creator: Seisho Arakaki
Okinawan Name: Unsu or Unshu
Unsu features several techniques that resemble the parting of clouds with open hands. Its double mawashi geri performed from the ground, the heito-kick-block sequence, and the 360º mid-air jump are considered the most acrobatic movements of any kata. Needless to say, it is a competition favorite.