Fukyugata ichi was created by Osensei Shoshin Nagamine in 1941. It is one of two introductory, or promotional, kata created following a request by a special committee of all the Okinawan Karate-Do Association organized and summoned by the governor of Okinawa at that time, Mr. Gen Hayakawa.
Top video: Shihan Kevin Plaisted, Tim Herlihy sensei and Jim Johnston demonstrate kata Fukyugata ichi at the Nagamine family Haka on their visit to Okinawa in August 2012.
It was an honour and priveledge to once again demonstrate Embu of Fukyugata ichi at the Nagamine Haka.
On behalf of Sensei Kevin,Tim,Jim and Matsubayashi Ryu New Zealand.
New Club Members.
We have demonstrated this kata especially for you. This is the first kata you will learn in our dojo. This video is to assist you in your practice. Your first reference for assistance in your learning should be your sensei.