Train Tuesday 10th September - Tadcaster Kids and Harewood Village Hall
Harewood Village Hall
Tues 19:15 - 20:15
Tadcaster St Mary’s Church Hall
Tues 18:00 - 18:45 Kids only
Itosu Anko, Born in Gibo Village, Shuri, Okinawa, in 1831, Master Ankō Itosu was was instrumental in the introduction of karate into Okinawa's schools.
Died 11 March 1915
Master Itosu was a student of Master Sōkon Matsumura and one of the main influences on Master Gichin Funakoshi.
Many of the forms (Hyung) you practice we modified by Master Itosu. He even changed Bassai but called it Bassai Cho so it was different to Bassai Dai.
Bassai Cho (Sho - Japanese) Storming the Fortress (lesser or small) rather than the bold and strong moves in Bassai Dai, Master Itosu aimed to exhibit an inner calm and energy.