Gankaku

 

Gankaku (Chinto)

Crane on a Rock (Chinto)

Kata History

 

Performed by Shotokan and Shitoryu

Old name Chinto and perfected by master Itosu.

Originally taught by Master K Matsumora but is much older and its original creator is unknown 

 

The Moves

 

The Kata exercises the following 42 moves and stances, in sequence, and takes around 60 seconds to complete at high speed:

 

Count

Move

Stance

 

Rei

Msubi Dachi

 

Yoi

Uchi Hachiji Dachi

1

Haishu Awashe Uke

Kotutsu Dachi

2

Gyakute Dori

 

3

Hidari Chudan Zuki

 

4

Migi Chudan Gyaku Zuki

 

5

Migi Gedan Barai DojiFunikomi

Kiba Dachi

6

Jodan Kaishu juji uke

Moto Dachi

7

Migi Tobi Geri

 

8

Hidari Tobi Mae Geri

 

9

7and 8 Nidan Geri

 

10

Gedan Juji Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

11

Turn Juji Uke

Zenkutsu Dachi

12

Morote Gedan Uke

Kasei Kokutsu Dachi

13

Morote Gedan Shoto Uke

Kasei Kokutsu Dachi

14

Shuto Kakiwake

Zenkutsu Dachi

15

Haito Kakiwake

Kiba Dachi

16

Ryowan Gamae

Shizentai

17

Manji Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

18

Turn Manji Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

19

Turn Manji Uke

Kokutsu Dachi

20

Katahiza juji Uke

Gedan Juji Uke

21

Ryowan Uchi Uke Kiba Dachi

22

Ryowan Gamae Shizentai

23

Ryoken Koshi Gamae  

24

Migi Hiji Barai Moto Dachi

25

Turn Naiwan Kakiwake Kosa Dachi

26

Gankaku Gamae  

27

Koshi Dachi Tsuru Ashi Dachi

28

Doji Uraken Uchi Yoko Keage

29

Hidare Sopkumen Zuki Kiba Dachi
30 Gankaku Gamae  
31 Koshi Gamae Tsuru Dachi
32 Doji Uraken Uchi Yoko Keage
33 Jodan Shoto Uchi Kiba Dachi
34 Tate Empichi Zenkutsu Dachi

35

Soete Koshi Gamae Zenkutsu Dachi

36

Koshi Gamae Tsuru Ashi dachi

37

Doji Uraken Uchi Yoko Keage

38

Chudan Oi Zuki

Zenkutsu Dachi

39

Yame

 

40

Ray