Passai (拔塞, katakana パッサイ), also Bassai (バッサイ), is the name of a group of kata practiced in different styles of martial arts, including karate and various Korean martial arts, including Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, and Soo Bahk Do. There are several variations of these kata, including Passai sho (拔塞小) or. Bassai Dai = Hindernis entfernen – groß. Bassai Dai = Festung einnehmen – groß. “Bassai” ist der von Gichin Funakoshi eingeführte Name der Kata. Bassai-dai kata: (To storm the fortress) (Shotokan karate katas) [John L Anderson ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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This hand gesture is a common salutation in China. Kata and the lesson plan for knife-hand”: John Burke “Bassai Bunkai Strategies week 8 koryu karate oyo jutsu”: Like many Shotokan kata, Bassai Dai is praticed in many styles of karate, having several variations.

University of Hawaii Karate Museum via archive. Hence, Passai sho is a shorter variation on Passai and also bears some resemblances to Bassai daiindicating this kata may have been born out of combining elements of Passai and Passai sho. Oneminutebunkai “One Minute Bunkai: Itosu is thought to have created this from a version of Kkata practiced in Shuri city.

Bassai Dai (Shito-ryu) – Karateka

Much of the bunkai focus on breaking the opponent’s balance and defenses against grabbing attacks. Turning Kicks Turn Opponents”:.

Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. This form is at least years old based on a carbon tested, silk drawing of the formand is a family form Passai is the name of a family in Okinawa.


John Burke “yamazuki Bunkai Strategies week 12 koryu karate oyo jutsu”: Applied Shotokan “Bassai Dai double uchi uke”: September Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Mark Bonner “Applications from the Passai Boxing system”: The Tomari style which incorporated Oyadomari no Passai was passed down the Oyadomari family for three generations, originally taught by a Chinese living in Tomari possibly named Ananwho “used very light techniques”. Bassai pronounced Patsai in Okinawan is most often translated as “To Penetrate a Fortress,” meaning that one must exhibit the power and spirit required to break through an enemy’s castle.

It was further modified by Itosu, and is thought to have created a “sho” Passai sho form of it.

Kata, Bassai Dai

Retrieved 4 March However, there is some contention between researchers as to if there was a separate Tomari school of karate. This article possibly contains original research. This can be literally translated to mean “extract from a fortress” or “remove an obstruction”. Performance of gyaku-hanmi in Bassai Dai is substantially more difficult than in H2 because in Bassaithe front stance should not be shortened to accommodate gyaku-hanmi.

Bassai Dai is usually the mata Sentei kata to be learned and is the most popular choice as tokui kata by 1st kyu examinees for black belt. The Okinawan versions include powerful blocking and angular defense against attacks from multiple directions.

If the practitioner keeps that in mind, some more of the hidden techniques of the form will become visible. It is interesting to note that one of the badsai basic blocking techniques, chudan-soto-ukeis first used in this kata, and then never seen again.

This is thought to be in reference to the power with which the kata should be executed, emphasizing rai generation from the hips and waist. BassaiKankuand Gojushiho are the three Shotokan kata that each have two versions, a Sho version small and a Dai version big. Articles that may contain original research from September All articles that may contain original research All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Articles containing simplified Chinese-language text Articles containing traditional Chinese-language text Articles with unsourced statements from January The suffix – dai means “large” and – sho “small”.


The word Dai means “big,” describing the kata’s larger movements, contrary to its kafa Bassai Sho. Japanese martial arts Okinawan martial arts Chinese martial arts.

Bassai Dai Shotokan Karate Kata

The kata focus on the idea of changing disadvantage into advantage by strong and courageous response, switching baassai and differing degrees of power. John Burke “set-up Bunkai Strategies week 22 koryu karate oyo jutsu”: This is particularly evident in the kata’s first movement, when the karateka launches forward with soete-uchi-uke. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Okinawans did not have a clear definition for the name ” Passai ” for Funakoshi to translate into Japanese, so he substituted it with a similar-sounding kanji” Bassai “.

The feeling of kata should be precise, with fast execution of technique and attention given to appropriate balance between speed and power.