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muratmat
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Itosu Jutte, Kenpo Gaisetsu (1930)

Here is my informal translation of the kata "Master Itokazu's Jutte" as described in Kenpō Gaisetsu (1930). As far as I know, this is the first time this book (or a part of it) has been translated into English and made public.

https://my2centskarate.com/?p=880

As known, the mentioned master Itokazu is none other than the famous Itosu Ankō, and the kata presented in the book is a truly unique version of Jutte, certainly typical of the Tomari tradition, with different application ideas suggested directly in the text. I hope you can appreciate, thanks.

Kiwikarateka
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Thanks for your translation, was a good read. Would be interesting to see someone attempt to recreate it on film and compare it with modern versions, or recreate the bunkai. I'm a Goju stylist myself so I have no idea what Jutte looks like to begin with haha  

Mark Powell
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Great job!! Although Jutte is not a kata I practice personally I really enjoyed the read!

muratmat
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Thanks to all!