Published On: Wed, Feb 14th, 2018

Antonio Diaz Venezuela Kata Anan Dai

Kata Anan Dai

Kata Anan Dai

Annan (or Anan or Ahnan (安南)) is a karate kata, which is a traditional method of recording a sequence of movements for offense and defense. The origin and the creator of this kata are unknown, but its preservation and appearance in Okinawa can be credited to Nakaima Norisato, an Okinawan martial artist that was able to fully document and record fighting techniques learned by during his study and travels in China. Nakaima, a Chinese scholar, studied with the top Chinese martial arts practitioners in the Beijing area during the mid-19th century.

The kata contains many palm heel strikes as well as evasive footwork. The open hand and crane fist techniques lend credibility to this kata having roots in Chinese kung fu. The techniques can be applied as short-distance strikes and grappling to immobilize and control the opponent.

Antonio Diaz of Venezuela performing kata Anan Dai. Bronze Medal. 2016 World Karate Championships.

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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

Annan – Anan Kata on Wikipedia

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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