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Nipaipo (二 十 八 歩) Kata

Nipaipo «Twenty Eight Steps»
Nipaipo is created by Master Kenwa Mabuni and is a simplified version of “Nepai” of Master Wu Xian Crane Fist ( Go Kenki ). This kata contains foot works and large scale of consecutive movements. Nipaipo is known as Ipponken Wazas, as well as Hiji Gatame and Sashite as it’s characteristics.
The number of movements are fifty-four, and the time required is about one minute and twenty five seconds. This kata is practiced and is learned above Nidan.