Excellent Unsu Kata Videos

Here's 13 videos of Shotokan black belt kata Unsu (雲手), 13 different ways to practice the same kata.  

We hope you enjoy this selection of Unsu videos Oss!

Unsu! Probably the most difficult Shotokan kata, both physically and technically. A very dynamic kata, transferring from slow karate moves into extremely explosive karate techniques and combinations. There are twists, turns, spins, a jump up and a jump down! to the ground. Lots of different strikes and kicks, numerous stances including Zenkutsu dachi, kiba dachi, Neko ashi dachi, fudo dachi and sanshin dachi, which are all utilised within unsu.

Unsu is indeed an amazing Kata, but how do you see yours and others Unsu and who do you think the Shotokan world should look up to in terms of a guiding beacon for the practice of Unsu?

Let us know in the comments at the bottom of this page, we really are interested and I’m sure other Karateka would also like to here about senior karatekas views on this karate kata.

I do not want to stir things up, but one of my friends who has strong views and has been training for ever! Said, ‘Kata today is either Budo or Hollywood!’ What do you think? Oss 🙂

shotokan kata unsu

1. Sensei Hideki Fukuhara Unsu

2. Sensei Koji Arimoto Unsu

3. Sensei Yoshiharu Osaka Unsu

4. Japanese Female Karateka Unsu

5. Sensei Nobuaki Kanazawa Unsu

6. Sensei Hideo Ochi Unsu

7. Sensei Efthimios Karamitsos Unsu

8. Sensei Luca Valdesi Unsu

9. Sensei Mikio Yahara Unsu

10. Sensei Michael Milon Unsu

11. Sensei Yoshinobu Ohta Unsu

12. Sensei Hirokazu kanazawa Unsu

13. Japan Team Kata Unsu

April 28, 2023

Unsu Bunkai Moves 17 to 18

April 27, 2023

Unsu Bunkai Moves 9 to 12

April 27, 2023

Unsu Bunkai Moves 1 to 4

April 21, 2023

Unsu Kata Step By Step

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