Unsu 雲手

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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.

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