Published On: Wed, Feb 14th, 2018

Ahmed Shawky Egypt Kata Unsu

Kata Unsu

Kata Unsu

Ahmed Shawky of Egypt performing Kata Unsu. Bronze Medal. 2016 World Karate Championships.

Unsu (雲手), literally “cloud hands”, is the most advanced kata found in the Shotokan, Shito-Ryu and karate styles and is generally taught to karateka at the 3rd to 4th Dan. It contains many intricate hand techniques, such as the ippon-nukite (one finger strike) in the opening sequence. Unsu also contains a 360-degree spinning double-kick with a double-leg takedown at the same time, landing on the floor face-down before continuing. Because of this, it is a very common kata in tournaments. Read more about the history of the Unsu Kata on Wikipedia

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The World Karate Federation – WKF

The World Karate Federation is the largest international governing body of sport karate with 191 member countries. The headquarter is in Madrid, Spain. World Karate Federation Website

About the Author

- Peter A Soto is a Martial Artist with more than 20 years training all kinds of Martial Arts. He is also a Certified High School Teacher in the State of California, and a Fulbright Teacher by the Department of Education of the United States of America.


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