Bassai (To breach a fortress) Dai
A kata from master Itosu
school, belongs to Shuri-te. Forcefulness,
strong spirit and overflowing power are
manifested in this kate. It is as though
one were capturing an enemy castle. The
karateda should know how to change disadvantage
into advantage. Kakete; kicking to the opponent's
knee; and attacking to the same point for
three times are the specifications of this
The number of movements
are forty-three, and the time required is
about one minute.
This kata is practiced
in first kyu (brown belt) level.