Goju-Ryu Kata – Tensho

Goju-Ryu Kata – Tensho

This page will help you to learn Tensho, one of the katas used in Goju-Ryu Karate. Meaning of the Tensho kata is “Rotating Palms or Revolving Hands”

There are 12 official “core” katas for Goju-Ryu. However, the Sanchin kata is occasionally separated into two katas by some schools. Therefore, people are sometimes confused and think there are 13 Goju-Ryu katas. In addition, some Goju-Ryu schools and organizations borrow katas from other styles and they might use more than the official 12 katas.

For additional Goju-Ryu Karate katas, please visit the main Goju-Ryu Katas page. To learn other Karate katas (i.e. Shotokan), please visit the main Katas & Forms section.

Demonstration of Tensho – Goju-Ryu Kata – Front View

Demonstration of Tensho – Goju-Ryu Kata – Side View

Tensho Demonstration by Grandmaster Sensei Morio Higaonna

Related Pages – Goju-Ryu Katas