Kanku Dai

Kyokushin Karate Kata Kanku Dai

観空大  Kanku Dai

Kanku means sky gazing, from the characters Kan (view) and (sky or void) (the same character as Kara in Karate).  The first move of the kata is the formation of an opening with the hands above the head, through which one gazes at the universe and rising sun.  The significance is that no matter what problems are faced, each day is new and the universe is waiting.  Nothing is so terrible that it affects the basic reality of existence.

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