TENSHO

MEANING:
ROTATING HANDS / PALMS
FLOWING HANDS

STYLE:
SOFT (Ju)
Origin:
Originally created by Chojun Miyagi around 1916 - 1920 with visible simularities

Description:

Tensho follows a similar pattern of footwork to that found in Sanchin but differs greatly with the use of open hand techniques and flowing motion of the arms and body. Many of the techniques in Tensho can be interpreted as re-direction, blocks, escape techniques, or strikes.

Tensho emphasizes the co-ordination of breathing with motion to develop the soft (Ju) component (style) of Goju Ryu.

Broseley Goju Kan typically teaches Tensho starting at 7 th or 8 th Kyu grade. Tensho is often used to create focus and calm in the Karateka toward the end of a training session.

Tensho Kata is demonstrated in the video clip below.


Watch Tensho Video on YouTube