Passai (拔塞, katakana パッサイ), also Bassai (バッサイ), is the name of a group of kata practiced in different styles of martial arts, including karate and various Korean martial arts, including Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, and Soo Bahk Do. There are several variations of these kata, including Passai sho (拔塞小) or. Bassai Dai = Hindernis entfernen – groß. Bassai Dai = Festung einnehmen – groß. “Bassai” ist der von Gichin Funakoshi eingeführte Name der Kata. Bassai-dai kata: (To storm the fortress) (Shotokan karate katas) [John L Anderson ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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John Burke “yamazuki Bunkai Strategies week 12 koryu karate oyo jutsu”: Further evidence that Passai has roots in Tomari city is that Passai dai starts with the right fist covered by the left hand, like other kata thought to have originated there, such as JitteJionJiin and Empi. The suffix – dai means “large” and – sho “small”. Japanese martial arts Okinawan martial arts Chinese martial arts.

Bassai Dai / Passai

University of Hawaii Karate Museum via archive. For the archaeological site in Greece, see Bassae.

The Okinawans did not have a clear definition for the name ” Passai ” for Funakoshi to baasai into Japanese, so he substituted it with a similar-sounding kanji” Bassai “. Kata and the lesson plan for knife-hand”: Turning Kicks Turn Opponents”: Articles that may contain original kzta from September All articles that may contain original research All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Articles containing simplified Chinese-language text Articles containing traditional Chinese-language text Articles with unsourced statements from January John Burke “yama zuki Bunkai Strategies week 36 koryu karate oyo jutsu”: John Burke “mikazukigeri Bunkai Strategies week 35 koryu karate oyo jutsu”: Mark Bonner “Applications from the Passai Boxing system”: Retrieved from ” https: This article possibly contains original research.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Okinawan versions include powerful blocking and angular defense against attacks from multiple directions.

The Matsumura version has a distinct Chinese flavour, whereas the Oyadomari version is more “Okinawanized”. John Burke “haiwan uke Bunkai Strategies week 8 koryu karate oyo jutsu”: Retrieved 10 January The Shorin-ryu version of Passai bears a close resemblance to Oyadomari no Passaiand is a much softer kata than Shotokan’s Bassai dai.

Bassai Dai (Shito-ryu) – Karateka

The origins of this kata are obscure, however there are several theories as to its history. The creator of the form was left-handed. One notable point is that bunkai describes it as a defense against a bo. John Burke “awase zuki Nijushiho Bunkai Strategies week 4 henka koryu oyo jutsu”: However, there is some contention between researchers as to if there was a separate Tomari school of karate.

Bassai Dai Shotokan Karate Kata

Iain Abernethy “Practical Kata Bunkai: Of the Okinawan versions of Passaia clear evolutionary link can be seen from Matsumura no Passai named after the legendary Sokon Matsumurabassaj Oyadomari no Passai named after the Tomari-te karate master Kokan Oyadomariand then onto the Passai of Anko Itosu who popularized karate by introducing it kaat the curriculum of Okinawan schools.


The word Dai means “big,” describing the kata’s larger movements, contrary to its counterpart Bassai Sho.

Oneminutebunkai “One Minute Bunkai: The kata focus on the idea of changing dsi into advantage by strong and courageous response, switching blocks and differing degrees of power. John Burke “awase zuki Nijushiho Bunkai Strategies week 4 henka koryu oyo jutsu”:. BassaiKankuand Gojushiho are the three Shotokan kata that each have two versions, a Sho version small and a Dai version big.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This form is at least years old based on a carbon tested, silk drawing of the formand is a family form Passai is the name of a family in Okinawa. Turning Kicks Turn Opponents”:.

However, the designation of Bassai by the Japanese does not appear to have a direct relation to movements in the kata or its origins. This is baszai to be in reference to the power with which the kata should be executed, emphasizing energy generation from the hips and waist. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Performance of gyaku-hanmi in Bassai Dai is substantially more difficult than in H2 because in Bassaithe front stance should not be shortened to accommodate gyaku-hanmi.