A short but quick and energetic discipline, with hand and foot combinations that suggest conflict in a confined space.
This is the kata that displays the posture of the deity of Goju Ryu Busaganashi and it is said if you study him you will know Goju Ryu.
I believe that Shinzato Jinan Sensei enjoyed performing this Kata. I hope to meet with him in my next life and discuss the finer points.
As to imagination, one can feel the disturbance of the land and the beginning of a land slide, the ups and down that you feel on your descent.
The blocks and attacks that you incur can be an escape from a forest, which has been gnarled in the storm.
As to the second to last move, when you shout, this suggests your defiance in meeting your demise and in the last move the exhalation is the cessation.
Oath of Goju by Master Chojun Miyagi
Be humble and polite
Train considering your physical strength
Practice earnestly with creativity
Be calm and swift
Take care of your health
Live a plain life
Do not be too proud or modest
Continue training with patience
The Special Merits of Karate by Chojun Miyagi (1934)
A large space is not required.
It can be practiced alone.
Its practice does not require much time.
Men and women, young or old, can practice karate; it depends entirely upon one's constitution. Proper kata can be selected and practiced at one's discretion.
One can practice with empty hands or the use of simple equipment can also be employed without much expense.
Training in karate improves one's health. This fact is evident from the physical condition of aged enthusiasts.
Physical and mental unity develops an indomitable spirit.
Precepts of Okinawan Goju Ryu by Chojun Miyagi
It should be known that secret principals of Goju Ryu exist in the kata.
Goju Ryu Karate-do is a manifestation within one's own self of the harmonious accord of the universe.
The way of Goju Ryu Karate-do is to seek the way of virtue.
Patience by Chojun Miyagi (1888-1953)
"You must, above all, learn the art of true and real patience. Follow the WAY of patience to the seventh power and never be in a hurry to learn. Always think first and avoid acting rashly. Never harm anyone or let yourself be harmed."
The Last Teachings by Chojun Miyagi
Do not be struck by others.
Do not strike others.
The principle is the peace without incident.
The venue was Koh Samui, Thailand. This was the 6th Annual event that I have conducted there and it was such great fun with 7 days training 5 hours a day followed by 7 days to relax and chill – out in paradise.
The training was 10 – 12.30pm then 5 – 7.30pm because of the temperature which reached 31 – 34 °C in the day, most of the training in the morning was endurance and impact and after the morning training there were readings on different topic such as Physiology, Anatomy, Nutrition and Prevention and Technical in the evening.
Chief Instructor OTGKA