About traditional Okinawa Gojuryu Karate and Gojuryu Karatedo Yoyogi Ryushinkan
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Saifa, written in Japanese as 砕破, which can be interpreted as "smash and tear" or "crush and break," is the first advanced Gojuryu kata students learn after Gekisai Dai ichi and Gekisai Dai Ni. It contains quick whipping motions, hammerfists, back fist strikes, double punches and sweeps. It emphasizes moving off-line from an opponent's main force, while simultaneously closing distance and exploding through them.