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Wado RyuKihon Kumite Kata

Following Ohtsuka Sensei's formal establishment of Wado Ryu, his greatest contribution to Karatedo may be his development of the Kihon Kumite Katas. Wholly his own, the Kihon Kumite Katas are a purity of synthesis; blending of the fluidity of Shindo Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu and the linear techniques of Okinawan karate, creating a series of formal exercises genuinely unique among all styles of karate. Originally believed to have encompassed 36 separate exercises, practice today is generally limited to 10, with the remaining 26 rarely performed. The ten are:

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